Cayce Myers joined Virginia Tech’s “Curious Conversations” to field questions on artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on the workforce, regulations, copyright law, and more. 

About Myers

Myers is a professor and graduate director in the School of Communication. His work focuses on media history, political communication, and laws that affect public relations practice.

Three takeaways from the conversation

  • The rise of artificial intelligence has many similarities with other historical technological advances that have caused disruptive workforce changes. The types of jobs it is impacting, however, makes it different. 

  • Myers believes the use of generative artificial intelligence will be normalized in many professions within the next year or two.

  • Educators are also at an inflection point of trying to find the balance between preparing students to work with the latest technology without having them become completely reliant on it.

More on Myers

AI makes it harder to spot deep fakes than ever before, but awareness is key

Faculty 'cautiously optimistic' about the potential of generative AI

Hollywood writers strike: AI concerns, industry consequences

About the podcast

"Curious Conversations" is a series of free-flowing conversations with Virginia Tech researchers that take place at the intersection of world-class research and everyday life. Produced and hosted by Virginia Tech writer and editor Travis Williams, university researchers share their expertise and motivations as well as the practical applications of their work in a format that more closely resembles chats at a cookout than classroom lectures. New episodes are shared each Tuesday.

Written by  Travis Williams