Join us for “Wikipedia in a generative AI world”

Update: watch the recording.

Everyone’s been talking about generative AI like ChatGPT and how it will change our lives. But have you considered its impact on Wikipedia?

We’re pleased to announce the next edition of the Wiki Education Speaker Series, regular Zoom-based conversations where we bring together experts in Wikimedia and open knowledge for lively discussions of topics relevant to our communities. Our next Speaker Series is on Wikipedia in a generative AI world, and it’s sure to be a lively conversation!

Our panelists will provide a range of perspectives on what ChatGPT and other generative AI tools mean for Wikipedia and the future of free knowledge projects. They’ll opine on where the AI landscape is going from here. The discussion will be moderated by Wiki Education’s Chief Technology Officer, Sage Ross, and panelists will include:

  • Robert Cummings, author of Lazy Virtues: Teaching Writing in the Age of Wikipedia, has been exploring how AI fits into writing pedagogy.
  • Stephen Harrison, journalist and columnist for Slate’s “SourceNotes”, has been on the Wikipedia and AI beat.
  • Aaron Halfaker, applied research scientist at Microsoft and developer of Wikipedia’s first machine learning systems, is keeping up with the latest developments in AI research.

“Wikipedia in a generative AI world” will take place Friday, September 15, at 10 am Pacific Time. Register today for the discussion.

You can also register for the October event in our Speaker Series, “How cultural institutions use Wikidata to share their data with the world”, as well as watch the recording from our August event, “How teaching with Wikipedia revolutionizes higher education classrooms”, at


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