Wide Lens: Artificial Intelligence

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In the past week, you’ve probably asked Google to answer questions, chatted with Siri, rocked out to a new band recommended by Spotify, or asked Chat GPT to produce a first draft of a form letter for you—reminders that our lives are already deeply entwined with artificial intelligence. The term "AI" covers a host of technologies. What connects them? Our very human ambition to create machines that can learn to solve problems. Join us for the next Wide Lens panel as experts from computer science, engineering, health care, the law, language learning, ethics, and the arts share how they’re engaging with AI, which forms AI takes in their work, and what questions they’re asking about future interactions between humans and machines. 

This is the third gathering in the UI's new Wide Lens series, in which researchers, scholars, and artists from across the university briefly present their work on a shared topic of interest, pecha kucha–style, at the Stanley Museum of Art.

Free and open to all; no RSVP necessary.


  • Jovana Davidovic (Philosophy, CLAS) — "AI and Ethics"

  • Mihailis Diamantis (College of Law) — "AI and the Law"

  • Daniel Fine (Theatre Arts and Dance, CLAS) — "AI and the Immersive Arts" 

  • Claire Frances, Giovanni Zimotti, and Luke Whitaker (Center for Language and Culture Learning, CLAS) — "AI and the Learning of Languages"

  • Jeydith Gutierrez (Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine) — "AI and Medicine"

  • Daniel McGehee (Driving Safety Research Institute, College of Engineering) — "AI and the Road"

  • Daniel Miller (Sculpture and Intermedia, CLAS) — "AI and the Arts" 

  • Padmini Srinivasan (Computer Science, CLAS) — "AI and Its Capabilities"

20 slides per presenter, 20 seconds per slide

Ruthless Timekeeper — Teresa Mangum, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Office of the Vice President for Research

Additional Hosts — Roland Racevskis, Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities, CLAS; Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Associate Vice President for Research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


Wide Lens is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Stanley Museum of Art. 

Thursday, November 30, 2023 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Erin Hackathorn in advance at 319-335-4034 or erin-hackathorn@uiowa.edu.