Information Access Seminar

Short Reports

Friday, April 21, 2023
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm PDT

Sarah Barrington and Clifford Lynch

Humans vs AI: The Effectiveness of Detecting AI-Created Content

Sarah Barrington

Large Language Models (LLMs) and Generative AIs, such as ChatGPT and DALL-E from OpenAI, are becoming increasingly prevalent in western technology culture. These models can generate seemingly human responses to a range of complex tasks; including answering philosophical natural language questions, writing fully-functioning computer code and producing new forms of art and graphics. As a result, a wave of AI-generated text detectors have emerged to tackle the problem of attribution for a range of fields, from academic dishonesty to combating misinformation campaigns. This presentation will provide an update on the foundational research questions exploring the efficacy of these detectors; including empirical results generated from a large sample of real and fake text from a range of sources.

Stewardship in the Digital Age: Legal and Policy Frameworks

Clifford Lynch

We will conclude the discussion of law and policy frameworks for stewardship in the digital age with a review of issues around cultural heritage and patrimony, which have been key mechanisms for building and preserving cultural memory collections in earlier eras. As time permits, we'll then get a start on the classification of threats to stewardship of the cultural record.

This seminar will be held both online & in person. You are welcome to join us either in South Hall or via Zoom.

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April 20, 2023