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Ask Us Anything: Generative AI Edition

In this webcast, SEI researchers answered audience questions and discussed what generative AI does well and the associated risk and opportunities.

Software Engineering Institute



Generative AI (GenAI) has been around for decades, but the latest leap in progress, fueled by high-capability large language models (LLMs), image and video generators, and AI pair programmers, has captivated audiences across a variety of disciplines. What can GenAI do well? What are the risks and opportunities of using GenAI?

SEI experts Doug Schmidt, Rachel Dzombak, Jasmine Ratchford, Matt Walsh, John Robert and Shing-hon Lau conducted a live question-and-answer session driven by the audience.

Here’s what attendees will learn:

  • The risks and rewards of generative AI
  • The future of LLMs
  • SEI research in this area

About the Speaker

Douglas C. Schmidt

Douglas Schmidt (Vanderbilt University)

Douglas Schmidt is an SEI alumni employee.

Douglas Schmidt is a visiting scientist at the SEI working on special projects for the SEI director. Schmidt is the former chief technical officer of the SEI. Schmidt is currently the associate provost for research, development, and technologies at Vanderbilt University and co-director …

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Rachel Dzombak

Dr. Rachel Dzombak is an SEI alumni employee.

Dr. Rachel Dzombak is the digital transformation lead within the Emerging Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. In this role, Dzombak works with organizations to realize the capability of artificial intelligence (AI) for mission outcomes. Additionally, Dzombak helps lead …

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