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Special Edition: AI Chatbots May Change Everything

• 18 min

It seems everyone is talking about the artificial intelligence chatbot Chat GPT. It launched a few months ago and versions of it are now being used by companies like Microsoft and Snapchat. Other companies and individuals all over the world are figuring out if, how and when to incorporate this type of tech into what they do. What does all this mean for us now and in the future? Today, we’re talking about how the chatbots actually work,  why there have been reports of very strange responses, and how this technology could be used later on for convenience and productivity – or – destruction and, not to be dramatic, but… the downfall of society. Here to explain it all is award-winning computer scientist: Kentaro Toyama. He is the W.K.  Kellogg Professor of Community Information at the University of Michigan School of Information, a fellow of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT, and author of "Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology." One of his research focuses is human-computer interaction. Kentaro Toyama’s published research  Sign-up for our weekly email newsletter with extra news stories, random recommendations, listener features and more:  Thanks to The NewsWorthy INSIDERS for your support! Get ad-free episodes here: This episode is brought to you by and To advertise on our podcast, please reach out to  

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