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Dr. Peter S. Park

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Advisor: Max Tegmark
Dr. Peter S. Park (Harvard Ph.D. ’23, Princeton A.B. ’17) is a mathematician and cognitive scientist. Dr. Park applies mathematics, evolutionary theory, and the social sciences to research human-AI dynamics. To illustrate, OpenAI’s mission is to create “highly autonomous systems that outperform humans at most economically valuable work.” If and when we humans cede our decision-making to these highly autonomous AIs, will we come to regret this potentially irreversible choice? Dr. Park investigates this question by using a variety of tools, such as empirical studies of current AI systems, relevant data from the evolutionary or historical past, and mathematical models of what a hypothetical AI-led future may look like.

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