Generative AI: How to Keep AI Human-Centric & Productive in the ChatGPT Era

Friday April 21th, 2023.

Overwhelmed by the hype about generative AI? Wondering about the impacts on the economy – and your job? Join Usama Fayyad, executive director, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, director of research, and Kenneth Church, senior principal research scientist at the Institute for Experiential AI for an important talk about keeping AI human-centric & productive in the ChatGPT era. This virtual seminar will take place on Friday, April 21 at 3 p.m. (EST).


Ricardo Baeza Yates, joined the Institute for Experiential AI after his role as Chief Technology Officer for NTENT, a semantic search company based in California. He is also a part-time professor at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and the Department of Computing Science of Universidad de Chile in Santiago. He served as a founding director of The Center for Web Research at the Universidad de Chile until 2004. He is a researcher of Millennium Institute Foundational Research on Data.

Usama Fayyad is the executive director of the Institute for Experiential AI. Usama joined Northeastern University Khoury College of Computer Science as professor of the practice and the Office of the Provost as the Inaugural Executive Director of the Institute for Experiential AI. He continues as Chairman of Open Insights, a company he founded as a technology and consulting firm in 2008 after leaving Yahoo to enable enterprises to get value out of their data assets and optimize or create new business models based on the evolving economy of interactions.

Kenneth Church is a senior principal research scientist at the Institute for Experiential AI at Northeastern University. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has worked at AT&T, Microsoft, Hopkins, IBM and Baidu.