STEM Café—Artificial Intelligence: Scientific, Social and Ethical Implications

 STEM Café: Artificial Intelligence: Scientific, Social and Ethical Implications

June 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Join us from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, Illinois, for the next STEM Café—Artificial Intelligence: Scientific, Social and Ethical Implications.

Artificial intelligence is transforming the face of work. AI-generated writing is becoming common in education and journalism. In science, AI can predict data, experimental results or even the efficacy of new chemical compounds. What does it mean to be a teacher, writer or scientist in the face of this sea change?

Learn about the benefits and pitfalls of AI with two experts.

NIU associate professor of communication Andrea L. Guzman will examine people’s feelings about the integration of AI into work and education. She’ll explore the ethical questions that arise when people begin using AI.

Argonne research scientist Aikaterini Vriza will discuss the impact of AI in the operation of a chemistry laboratory. She’ll delve into how AI technologies underpin the development of self-driving laboratories and facilitate the rapid design of new materials.


Northern Illinois University STEM Cafés are part of NIU STEAM and are designed to increase public awareness of the critical role that STEM fields play in our everyday lives. They are offered in partnership with the NIU Alumni Association and made possible with support from Bayer Fund.

Event Information

Cost: Free


6:30PM - 8:30PM Thu 6 Jun 2024, Central timezone


Two Brothers Roundhouse
205 North Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505

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