Unpacking (AI) and Large Language Models (LLM) in the wake of a rapidly changing landscapeDec 18, 2023
On September 18, 2023, the Research Informatics Office (RIO) welcomed members from across the University of Colorado Anschutz community to hear from thought leaders and enthusiasts on the ever-evolving field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The seminar featured 5 distinguished speakers that brought expertise and diverse perspectives to the audience. Presentations were followed by an engaging and thought-provoking panel discussion that invited the audience to weigh in on the ideas presented throughout the day.
Session 1 - AI: A (Very) Brief Introduction presented by Shawn O’Neil, PhD, MS
Shawn kicked off the seminar by sharing a brief presentation on the history of AI. Dating back to 1958, Shawn shared the major progressions of AI over the decades giving the audience a better understanding of how AI works and how far it has come.
Session 2 - Implementing AI and Children’s Hospital Colorado presented by Sara Deakyne Davies
Sara described how CHCO is currently utilizing AI, the process of getting an AI project off the ground, and the long term maintenance and continuous-evaluation requirements of applications in clinical settings. Sara presented considerations for scoping AI projects, limitations, and future innovations.
Session 3 - AI Beyond ChatGPT with Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, PhD
With a presentation created with AI help, Jayashree reminds the audience that AI is ubiquitous in today’s society, and used daily by most of us, whether we know it or not. Jayashree explored some of the pitfalls of science within the AI research community, impacts to the clinical space, and future considerations.
Session 4 - Transparency, Bias, and Beyond with Arjun Krishnan, PhD
Arjun discussed sources of potential bias, misalignment, and inequity in AI research and applications. These include issues present in training data, how we evaluate AI-driven applications, and even how AI models are designed. Arjun also discussed potential misuses and security considerations, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the field of AI research itself.
Session 5 - Security and Privacy Obligations with Charlotte Russell, John Heldens, and Lori Hopper
Charlotte, John, and Lori discussed a variety of security and ethical considerations for the use of AI at CU Anschutz. HIPAA and the role of Institutional Review Boards were discussed, as were security and intellectual property considerations when using AI models.
We realized momentum towards curiosity, ideas, and solutions to some of the opportunities and challenges facing AI and LLM within our campus community and at large. The RIO anticipates additional opportunities for further collaboration and information sharing, including town halls and shareware presentations. Stay tuned for future AI focused events!
You can view a recording of sessions 3-5 here.
5:14 - Session 3
26:54 - Session 4
42:40 - Session 5