UNU Launches a New Series of Webinar - UNU Generative AI Series: An In-depth Exploration into ChatGPT and Generative AI

United Nations University (UNU) introduces a monthly webinar - UNU Generative AI Series: An Indepth exploration into ChatGPT and Generative AI.

UNU is excited to introduce a monthly webinar - UNU Generative AI Series: An Indepth Exploration into ChatGPT and Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI). Recognizing the rapid advancements and transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence, the objective of this series is to cultivate a comprehensive understanding and foster informed and responsible engagement with these emerging technologies.  

United Nations University Institute in Macau (UNU Macau) will be leading this programme, inviting distinguished scholars and researchers from the UNU system and an extensive network in academia and broader field, to deliver presentations on topics related to generative AI. The discussions will encompass a wide array of themes, from technical advancements to the ethical implications, societal impacts, and policy considerations surrounding the advanced technology. This series is aiming at presenting diverse perspectives on how generative AI will impact our collective future on health, education, environment, climate, UN peacekeeping, and humanitarian work.  

If you are interested in this series, please scan the QR code in the picture above, or click the link below to register to get more information about it.


The first webinar will take place on Aug. 29th, lectured by Dr. Serge Stinckwich, Head of Research at the United Nations University Institute in Macau. The topic is as below: 

On the Unsustainability of ChatGPT: Impact of Large Language Models on the Sustainable Development Goals 

Abstract: Artificial Intelligence can have a significant impact on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It can help identify solutions to complex challenges that we are facing at a global level, such as poverty, pandemics, and climate change. However, ensuring that AI systems are developed and used ethically and their benefits are shared equitably is crucial. Large Language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT can raise new challenges and threats regarding achieving the SDGs. The United Nations University Institute in Macau is conducting research activities to understand these impacts better. This research can help to design evidence-based policies to mitigate the risks. Benefits and risks associated with the use of LLMs, will be illustrated with concrete examples.  

Welcome to follow UNU Macau website for the coming up lectures and sessions.