Generative AI in Education and Science

How do we harness AI to enhance education? How do we preserve academic intergrity and minimize job loss?

The proliferation of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) tools has sparked significant debate in both academic and nonacademic circles.  Amid growing concerns about academic integrity, job loss and AI safety there is a strong emphasis on exploring how we can utilize GAI for the betterment of students, workers and the scientific community.  How can we teach people to use these tools and in turn, leverage them to enhance education? How can GAI be harnessed to address major scientific challenges such as human health and climate change? Join our speaker and moderator as they delve into the transformative potential of AI and discuss the impact on Harvard, scientific research, and society at large.


Speaker: Christoper Stubbs, Dean of Science, Samuel C. Moncher Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Christopher Stubbs joined Harvard in 2003 as a Professor of Physics and of Astronomy. His research interests lie at the intersection of cosmology, particle physics, and gravitation. Stubbs received an International Baccalaureate diploma from the Tehran International School in 1975, a BSc in physics from the University of Virginia in 1981, and a PhD in physics from the University of Washington in 1988. 

His research career started with experimental tests of gravitation, performing precision measurements to explore possible modifications to gravity. He was on the faculty at UCSB, and was then member of the University of Washington faculty for a decade before moving to Harvard in 2003. He served as chair of Harvard’s Physics Department from 2007 to 2010. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a recipient of the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiative in Research, the NASA Achievement Medal, and is a co-recipient (with other members of the High-z Supernova Team who discovered the accelerating expansion of the Universe) of the Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize and the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Stubbs was awarded a McDonnell Centennial Fellowship, and a Packard Fellowship, and currently serves on the advisory panel for the Packard Foundation. He is an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, in connection with his interest in arms control and technical aspects of international security issues. 

Zoom: January 24, 5:30pm MT, 6:30 PT

Free: RSVP required, Hosted by the Harvard Club of New Mexico