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November 17, 2022

HAI’s Center for Research on Foundation Models launches Holistic Evaluation of Language Models (HELM), the first benchmarking project aimed at improving the transparency of language models and the broader category of foundation models. 

November 16, 2022

The HAI fall conference challenged attendees to think about what it means to put humans at the center of AI, rather than just “in the loop.”

November 5, 2022

Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform corporate decision making but getting workers to actually use the technologies is just as important as making sure the systems work in the first place. HAI Faculty Affiliate Melissa Valentine offers five lessons for success.

October 14, 2022

HAI Policy Director Russell Wald calls for executive action and more congressional hearings and legislation to address the rapidly escalating challenges of AI as identified in the AI Bill of Rights.

October 13, 2022

Stanford Digital Economy Lab Director Erik Brynjolfsson explains that the goal of AI that mimics human abilities has led to direct economic competition between people and machines—what he calls The Turing Trap. HAI Co-Director Fei-Fei Li weighs in.

October 7, 2022

HAI Associate Director Curt Langlotz says “will A.I. replace radiologists?” is “the wrong question.” Instead, he says, “The right answer is: Radiologists who use A.I. will replace radiologists who don’t.”

October 4, 2022

HAI Policy Director Russell Wald says the new Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights issued by the White House lacks details or mechanisms for enforcement. 

October 3, 2022

Foundation models present new opportunities for a wide range of professional applications including law and government. JD/PhD Candidate Peter Henderson explains the “Pile of Law” model and data set he and others at RegLab developed for such uses.

September 15, 2022

The exciting and impressive use of new, powerful foundation models could cause harm to individuals and society but HAI and CRFM are pushing for the creation of an expert review board to set community norms, share best practices and agree to standardized access rules before foundation models are released. We are, as HAI Associate Director Rob Reich puts it, in a race between “disruption and democracy.”

September 15, 2022

Erik Brynjolfsson and a team of researchers from Stanford, MIT, Harvard, and LinkedIn recently conducted the largest experimental study to date on the impact of digital job sites on the labor market and found that weaker social connections have a greater beneficial effect on job mobility than stronger ties.

September 14, 2022

HAI Co-Director Fei-Fei Li is highlighted in this article for her significant contributions to AI including the creation of HAI and how it is furthering understanding of the field.

September 13, 2022

The rapid advancement of foundation models, as well as the ethical concerns around them, is why one year ago, Stanford HAI founded the Center for Research on Foundation Models (CRFM). Despite progress, there is much work left to do.