Generative AI: Exploring Potential Research Agendas

Event date:  15 March 2023

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) describes large language models (such as ChatGPT and DALL-E) that can be used to create new content, including audio, code, images, text, simulations, and videos. Some argue these have the potential to drastically change the way content is created.

Is it socially responsible for corporations, whether for-profit or not, to release beta versions of new tools to be made, using Mechanical Turks in developing nations to remove only the most glaring misuses? Who regulates the obvious disinformation uses of generative AI, from audio and video ‘deep fakes’ to written material that breaches copyright, plagiarism, fraudulent misrepresentation or attribution rules? Given concerns about the training data used, is there any transparency let alone remedy for algorithmic bias, exploitation of data for purposes for which it was not collected, and for data provenance and security?

In association with Monash Data Futures Institute, CLARS, and Wharton Zicklin Center for Governance & Business Ethics, this exploratory workshop discussed questions about the effectiveness, development, educational-professional usage and regulation of generative AI with an interdisciplinary international panel of experts.

According to #chatGPT: “Chris Marsden is currently working as a law professor at the University of Sussex, UK where he is a professor of Internet Law. Prior to this, he has held academic positions at a number of universities including University of East Anglia and University of Sussex where he was lecturer and senior lecturer respectively, and University of Sheffield where he was Reader in Internet Law. He also was visiting professor at several universities such as University of Ottawa and University of Haifa.

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  • Professor Kevin Werbach (Wharton)
  • Professor Chris Marsden (Monash University)


  • Professor Michael Madison (School of Law, University of Pittsburgh)
  • Professor Andrea Matwyshyn (Penn State Law)
  • Professor Margaret Hu (William and Mary Law School)
  • Dr John Cook (Research Fellow at Monash University)
  • Neerav Srivastava (Monash Law)
  • Jean Linis-Dinco (UNSW Canberra, Melbourne Data Analytics Platform)