Understanding AI: Humanities x Social Sciences x Technology

6 Mar 2024
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Social Science Matrix

Event Type
Special Event


Understanding and interpreting AI is the new frontier in AI research. While advances in the performance of AI models have seen enormous successes, a profound understanding of how learning happens inside the models remains to be thoroughly explored.

Understanding how AI learns has the potential to help us gain novel insights in science, technology, and other fields, as well as to observe novel causal relationships in various types of data. Interpreting the internal workings of AI models can also shed light on how the human mind works and how we are similar to and different from machines.

The answers to these questions have highly consequential implications across disciplines, which is why it is imperative for scholars from a variety of fields to come together and collaborate. Our symposium represents a step towards fostering these interdisciplinary discussions. We will identify immediate challenges in AI interpretability and explore how the humanities, social sciences, and the tech world can join forces in this highly consequential research.

This event will be simultaneously broadcast on Zoom.



Joshua Batson of AnthropicAI

Gašper Beguš, Assistant Professor of computational Linguistics at UC Berkeley, linguistics lead on studying whale language at Project CETI

Benjamin Bratton, Professor of Philosophy of Technology and Speculative Design at UC San Diego, Director of the Berggruen Institute’s Antikythera

Dawn Song, Professor at EECS at UC Berkeley

Claire Webb, Director of the Berggruen Institute’s Future Humans


For more information, please visit the Social Science Matrix.

This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
Additional sponsorship comes from:  School of Information • Social Science Matrix
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