Let’s switch things up a bit here at the CSP Blog by presenting an interview on a technical topic. I interview two characters you might recall from the post on the Domain Expertise Trap: Engineers Dan Peritum and Eunice Akamai.
With the splashy entrance of large-language models like ChatGPT into everyday life and into virtually all aspects of science, engineering, and education, we all want to know how our jobs and careers could be affected by widespread use of artificial intelligence constructs like ChatGPT, Dall-E, and Midjourney. In this interview with a couple of my favorite engineers, I get a feel for how non-AI researchers and developers think about the coming changes, and of course how they view the hype, distortions, and fabrications surrounding predictions of those changes. You can find photos of the interviewees and brief biographies at the end of the post.
The interview transcript is
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