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Research

‘Hyped Just About Right’: How the AI Boom is Reshaping Research at Harvard

As ChatGPT took the world by storm, many raised concerns about how it might help students cheat themselves out of learning. But a year and a half later, AI is changing the work of professors perhaps even more.

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Harvard Business School

‘That’s the Miracle’: OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Talks Undergrad Years, Future of AI at Harvard Event

OpenAI CEO and billionaire technology entrepreneur Sam Altman discussed his startup journey and the future of artificial intelligence at an event in Memorial Church on Wednesday.

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Research

Beth Israel Researchers Find ChatGPT Outperformed Physicians in Some Clinical Reasoning Metrics

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found generative artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT-4 performed better than hospital physicians and residents in several — but not all — aspects of the clinical reasoning process, raising questions about the future use of AI in healthcare settings.

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College

‘Definitely Unethical’: Datamatch Leak First Exposed by UCLA Students in Private Discord

One week before Harvard student Sungjoo Yoon ’27 revealed Datamatch data vulnerabilities via an anonymous website, a group of UCLA students first discovered that they could access and scrape the site’s user data — information they exposed in a private Discord server.

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Crime

Harvard Adams Residents Express Monthslong Frustration With Security After Theft

Adams House residents blamed lax security for the theft of more than $8,000 worth of possessions from a Randolph Hall dorm on Saturday night, pointing to unaddressed reports about a malfunctioning gate that has remained unremedied since the renovated building opened in July.

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Student Groups

Renowned Computer Scientist Yoshua Bengio Talks Suggestions for Improving AI Safety

Yoshua Bengio, a prominent computer scientist who is widely regarded as one of the “Godfathers of AI,” discussed how increased computing power can be harnessed to improve aspects of artificial intelligence safety at a Monday afternoon webinar.

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Technology

Harvard’s Kempner Institute Expands Academic Computing Cluster, Adds Nearly 400 GPUs

Harvard’s Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence purchased nearly 400 advanced graphics processing units last month to bolster its computational cluster, particularly for training generative AI models.

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Harvard Medical School

Google Chief Health Officer Talks Future of Health Care and Artificial Intelligence at Harvard Medical School

Karen B. DeSalvo, Chief Health Officer at Google, discussed the future of healthcare and artificial intelligence at Harvard Medical School as part of the 22nd Annual Seidman Lecture on Monday.

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Harvard Business School

Shark Tank Investor Kevin O’Leary Judges Pitches, Awards $100,000 at Harvard Business School Event

Thousands of Harvard affiliates gathered at Klarman Hall on Tuesday evening to hear investor and Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary judge pitches from eight Harvard students, who competed for an investment of $100,000 and a private conversation with O’Leary himself.

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Harvard Law School

Berkman Klein Center Hosts ‘Future of the Internet’ Summit, Obama Cancels Due to ‘Covid-like Symptoms’

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society hosted panel discussions on the problems affecting social media and potential solutions during a “Future of the Internet” summit at Harvard Business School on Wednesday.

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University

Harvard IT Launches Pilot of AI Sandbox to Enable ‘Walled-Off’ Use of Large Language Models

Harvard University Information Technology began a limited rollout of the pilot version of its artificial intelligence “sandbox” tool on Sept. 4, with the aim of providing Harvard affiliates with secure access to large language models.

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Harvard Law School

Berkman Klein Center Announces Applied Social Media Lab, Funded Through Eight-Figure Donation

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society will launch an Applied Social Media Lab as an offshoot of its existing Institute for Rebooting Social Media, the center announced in a press release last week.

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FAS

Harvard Sciences Dean Stubbs Says Generative AI is ‘Top of the List’ of Challenges

Harvard Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs said that incorporating generative AI was “top of the list” of his challenges in an interview with The Crimson last Wednesday.

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IOP

Former CEO and Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt Talks AI in National Security at Harvard IOP

Former Google CEO Eric E. Schmidt discussed the future of artificial intelligence in national security at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Wednesday evening.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School and Oxford Researchers Develop AI Tool to Predict Virus Evolution

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of Oxford have developed an artificial intelligence tool called EVEscape that can predict how a virus will evolve to become a new variant, according to an HMS press release Wednesday.

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