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An Introduction to Generative AI for East Asian Studies
April 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This workshop introduces the use of generative AI. Generative AI refers to a category of artificial intelligence algorithms that generate new outputs based on data. Unlike traditional AI systems that recognize patterns and make predictions, generative AI can create new content in the form of texts as well as images and audio. It enables one to work across languages (e.g., asking for answers in English about a text in classical Chinese). The workshop will cover the theory behind it, the common misconceptions about it, and showcase several tools. We will offer use case demonstrations for summarization, data cleaning, and visualization. Use cases may involve Chinese texts, but the techniques can be applied to across East Asian Studies. Organized by the Digital China Initiative of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and China Biographical Database project.
This is an in-person event that will not be recorded or live-streamed.
We recommend that attendees register for a ChatGPT account: (https://chat.openai.com/chat). You can also use its alternatives, such as Microsoft New Bing, Google Bard, Notion AI, etc.