Inviting you to MIT Generative AI Week

October 31, 2023
Sally Kornbluth, President |

Dear members of the MIT community,

I’m delighted to invite you to join us for MIT Generative AI Week, a series of events to be held on campus, November 28–30, 2023.

These events are one expression of our conviction that MIT has a special responsibility to help society come to grips with the tectonic forces of generative AI – to understand its potential, contain its risks and harness its power for good. In addition to showcasing the insights of MIT researchers, MIT Generative AI Week aims to stimulate thoughtful analysis of and open dialogue about the implications and possibilities of generative AI.

The week will kick off on November 28 with a flagship daylong symposium in Kresge Auditorium featuring keynote talks by two visionary speakers:

  • Rod Brooks, MIT professor emeritus and co-founder of both iRobot and Robust AI, will illuminate the intersecting futures of robotics and generative AI.
  • Renowned media artist and director Refik Anadol will explore the interplay between generative AI and art, including approaches toward data sculpting and digital architecture in our physical world. He will also share some of his mesmerizing AI-derived artwork.

November 29 and 30 will then feature half-day symposia on four of the countless areas being transformed by generative AI: education, human and planetary health, creativity, and business and finance. 

If you’d like to attend, please register by November 13. You can find the full agenda on the event website. We ask that you rank your interest in attending the thematic symposia; if the organizers are able to book a seat for you in one or more of them, you will receive an email confirmation.

I hope many of you will be able to join us!

Sally Kornbluth