Ethical and Social Challenges posed by Artificial Intelligence

25 June 2018, 9.30 AM - 25 June 2018, 6.00 PM

Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK

A ThinkBIG workshop

The rapid adoption of AI and data technologies in everyday life has created new opportunities but also risks that were not considered before.

Among them are concerns about privacy, fairness, transparency and accountability, which arise from devolving many consequential decisions to machines.

There are also concerns about public opinion, employment and individual autonomy and wellbeing, particularly when those decisions are made on the basis of personal data.

In this workshop we will review the main challenges, with an eye to identifying positive contributions that we can make, either in a technical or in a conceptual way.

Among the questions that will be asked and debated are:

  • Can machine-decisions ever be unbiased?
  • Are we entitled to an explanation?
  • How do we embrace the benefits of AI without accepting also the risks?
  • How can policy makers regulate a fast moving technical field?

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