ESO On-line Conference: Hey GPT! Can You Help Me Understand the Universe?"

Published: 16 Feb 2024

ESO is pleased to announce the conference “Hey GPT! Can you help me understand the Universe?” from 23 to 27 September 2024. The conference will be held fully online (as a Zoom meeting and broadcast live on YouTube). It is anticipated the live programme to start around 2 pm CEST and finish around 6 pm CEST. The conference, aimed primarily at astronomers, will focus on the impact of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and large language models (LLM), such as the generative pre-trained transformer (GPT) languages, on science and mostly on astronomy.

The invited speakers cover a diverse set of professional skills and will help the astronomical community to gather a deeper understanding of what GPT-like language models mean and discuss on the impact (opportunities and challenges) of the use of AI on astronomy. The list of topics covered during the workshop and of invited speakers is available. More information is available on the conference web page. The registration and abstract submission for contributed talks are now open.