Edge Of Infectious Diseases, Nanotechnology, Telecommunications, Big Data And Public Health | A Talk By Professor Rachel Mckendry Followed By Q&A Session

Infectious diseases rank among the gravest threats to human health alongside global warming and terrorism. New strains continue to evolve every year and can spread rapidly. The consequences can be devastating. The 1918 Spanish flu killed an estimated 50 million people. Today HIV infects 34 million people and the recent

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The Inherent Biases In Algorithms: Everything That Can Go Wrong And The People Who Fix Them

Recent years have seen an eruption of concern about machine learning. When the systems we attempt to teach don’t do what we want or what we expect, ethical and potentially existential risks emerge. In this talk, Brian Christian discusses the inherent biases in algorithms and the varying complexities of the

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Practices Of Ethical AI – Part 2: The Positive And Negative Aspects Of AI

This is the second blog in the Ethical AI short series, looking at the positive and negative aspects of AI. The first blog focused on AI failures and identified lessons to be learned by leaders advancing their AI product innovations, or internal usage of AI solutions. The 2021 European Commission

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Practices Of Ethical AI – Part 1: AI Failures And Lessons Learned

Earlier in the year, our new book was released on Amazon, called the AI Dilemma, and it discussed the impacts of AI on different industries, ranging from: financial services, government, healthcare, media and technology, manufacturing, retail, to name just a few. As we review the AI ethics landscape, there have

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Implications Of The Biases That Have Shaped Society In The Past (Or Shape It Today), On How AI Systems Work – Or Fail To Work Followed By Q&A

The datasets on which AI technologies are trained to carry out a task reflect society, and can contain the biases that were embedded in processes, relationships, or structures at the point of data collection. When this data is used to develop AI, the resulting systems reflect back the social and

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Autonomous Self-Driving Cars: The Compulsion Of Studying Animal Cognition, The Role Of Human Common Sense And AI Advances For Self-Driving Cars

Let’s talk about common sense. We all have it, presumably. Some more so than others. When we hear about someone performing a seemingly nonsensical act, there is a strong impulse to immediately decry that the person lacked common sense. You either have it or you don’t. Well, more likely, you

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The Boundaries Of AI: What Artificial Intelligence Can And Cannot Do – Followed By Q&A Session

The last decade has seen exciting developments in AI – and AI researchers are tackling some fundamental challenges to develop it further AI research seeks to understand what intelligence is, and then recreate this through computer systems that can automatically perform tasks that require some level of reasoning or intelligence

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Connect 2021: Our Vision For The Metaverse By Mark Zuckerberg

At Connect 2021, Mark Zuckerberg laid out our vision of the metaverse as the successor to the mobile internet – a set of interconnected digital spaces that lets you do things you can’t do in the physical world. Importantly, it’ll be characterized by social presence, the feeling that you’re right

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Will AI Affect Our Jobs? What Risks Might AI Pose On Society? Can We Train AIs To Make Moral And Ethical Decisions? | A Panel Discussion

We asked the public to send in their questions to our panel of experts, to find out what challenges and opportunities they think AI will present us with in the next decade. Will AI affect our jobs? What risks might AI pose on society? Can we train AIs to make

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If Brains Are Computers, Who Designs The Software? | A Talk By Daniel Dennett – Cognitive Scientist And Philosopher

Cognitive science sees the brain as a sort of computer, but how does education redesign these cerebral computers? Cognitive scientist, philosopher, and expert on consciousness Daniel Dennett explains. There is widespread agreement among researchers in cognitive science that a human brain is some kind of computer, but not much like

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Designing Principles For Ethical AI: Putting Human Values In The Loops And Some Underlying First Principles

Organizations are increasingly considering the processes, guidelines, and governance structures needed to achieve trustworthy AI. Here are some underlying first principles that can guide leaders when thinking about AI’s ethical ramifications. “This has to be a human system we live in.” – Sandy Pentland More than 60 years after the

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Building A Robot Clone Of Gemma Chan: All At Work – Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Training Data And Natural Language Processing

In this Spark Documentary the world’s leading experts attempt to build an artificial human based on actress Gemma Chan, star of the sci-fi series Humans, for a ground-breaking scientific stunt that will test just how far away we are from ‘synthetic’ humans.

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