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Generative AI: Creative Potentials and Ethical Responsibilities

Join us for the sixth annual NULab spring conference, featuring talks by Northeastern faculty, staff, and students about their work in digital humanities and computational social science. This year’s theme will be “Generative AI: Creative Potentials and Ethical Responsibilities” and will include a diverse set of interdisciplinary presentations on topics including creative uses and ethics of generative AI. Our keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Lara J. Martin, CIFellow Postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania. This event will be hybrid: join us in Raytheon Amphitheater on the Northeastern Boston campus, or by Zoom.


Registration is required for this event: RSVP here. If you are joining remotely, you can RSVP at any time to receive a Zoom link. If you will be attending in person and would like to join for lunch, please RSVP by April 14. See the event page for more information. 


Schedule (all times in Eastern)

  • 9:30am: Light breakfast
  • 9:45am: Welcome by Dan Cohen, Dean of Libraries; Vice Provost for Information Collaboration; Professor of History, and Uta Poiger, Dean, College of Social Sciences and Humanities; Professor of History
  • 10-11:30am: Panel: Making, Creating, and Experimenting with AI
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Lunch
  • 12:30-1:45pm: Keynote address by Lara Martin, "Digital Bards: How Dungeons & Dragons will Make for Better AI" 
  • 2-3:30pm: Panel: Exploring the Ethical Contours of AI


Keynote biography

Dr. Lara J. Martin is a 2020 Computing Innovation Fellow (CIFellow) postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania working with Dr. Chris Callison-Burch. In 2020, she earned her PhD in Human-Centered Computing from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she worked with Dr. Mark Riedl. She also has a MS in Language Technologies from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Computer Science & Linguistics from Rutgers University—New Brunswick. Dr. Martin’s work resides in the field of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence with a focus on natural language applications. They have worked in the areas of automated story generation, speech processing, and affective computing, publishing in top-tier conferences such as AAAI, EMNLP, and IJCAI. They have also been featured in Wired and BBC Science Focus magazine.


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