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Scott Aaronson: Neurocryptography

Scott Aaronson (University of Texas at Austin)
Thu October 26th 2023, 7:30 - 9:00pm
CEMEX Auditorium, Stanford University

Davey Hubay of d(h)sign

MRC Event Series

Please note that the event location has changed, this lecture will now be held at CEMEX Auditorium. Tickets are not required for entry to this event.

How can we make it harder to misuse powerful AI systems, such as GPT-4, for propaganda, fraud, academic cheating, copyright violation, and so on? In this talk, I’ll survey one class of approaches, which I’ve called “neurocryptography”: namely, putting cryptographic functionalities inside or on top of AI models. I’ll detail some of the progress we’ve made on making AI outputs detectable as such, with the help of mathematical tools. I’ll also explain the interrelated technical, conceptual, and social challenges in actually deploying these sorts of solutions.

The Mathematics Research Center (MRC) and Stanford Department of Mathematics present Public Lecture "Neurocryptography" given by Scott Aaronson. Scott Aaronson is the David J. Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin and the Founding Director of their Quantum Information Center. Professor Aaronson is currently working at OpenAI on the theoretical foundations of AI safety, and his primary area of research is theoretical computer science.

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