Scientists Meet Scientists – TUM-IAS Wednesday Coffee Talk by Prof. Elena Simperl: “This talk was not generated with ChatGPT: how AI is changing science”

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On 12 June 2024, Hans Fischer Senior Fellow Prof. Elena Simperl (King’s College London) will give the following talk: “This talk was not generated with ChatGPT: how AI is changing science”.


While some say AI has reached its iPhone moment with the launch of ChatGPT less than two years ago, scientists have been using AI in some form for decades, for instance to analyse large amounts of data, review topics and trends in an area of interest, or search for datasets. The latest wave of AI raises new questions about the scientific code of practice, and about how scientists, like virtually any professional group, should use the new capabilities responsibly. At the same time, we need to understand how to design AI assistants that create meaningful user experiences and allow scientists to rely on AI appropriately in their daily work.

Date: June 12, 2024
Time: 13:00 CEST (until approx. 14:00)
Location: online

Registration: The TUM-IAS Wednesday Coffee talks are held online via Zoom. To register and to receive the Zoom link, please send an email to


Every Wednesday after lunch, it's all about a new topic - current research highlights at TUM, insights into the work of our Fellows from all over the world, sometimes even topics not usually found at TUM, such as history or theology.

The talks held online start every Wednesday during TUM lecture time at 13:00 CE(S)T. Everyone is welcome - TUM researchers of all levels, students, visiting scholars, and anyone interested!

Each final Wednesday of the month, a topic related to the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals will be featured as a part of the Seminar Series of European Universities on Sustainability, a new initiative of the TUM-IAS in partnership with universities across Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.

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