Schrödinger's Chat: An intelligence is both artificial and not until being observed.

Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 14:00 to 14:45

Thackeray 704 

Speaker Information
Erin Sparling
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Abstract or Additional Information

This talk discusses the history and future of text interfaces, helpful and otherwise, real and imaginary. By drawing a line through command-line interfaces, ELIZA, Markov chains, text adventures, Neal Stephenson, Siri, Slack and all points in between, we will attempt to understand the user experience of generally useful textual experiences, regardless of their intelligence. With this lens, we can then observe the near future that LLMs will bring, and what may or may not be transformed as a result.