The Alan Turing Colloquium at KSoM will be held on June 14, 2024. Please find the details below.

Title: Do stochastic parrots pass the Turing test?
Speaker: Madhavan Mukund
Affiliation: Chennai Mathematical Institute
Venue: Seminar Hall, KSoM
Date and Time: June 14, 2024 at 3:30 PM
Abstract: Alan Turing not only laid the foundations of modern computing science, he was also one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence. He formulated the imitation game, more commonly called the Turing test, to establish whether a computing system exhibits intelligence. Large language models such as ChatGPT have been all over the news recently. Some people claim these systems exhibit evidence of “emergent intelligence”. We describe how such systems are built and address some of the philosophical questions surrounding their capabilities.