Introduction

Artificial Intelligence is set to transform society in the coming decades in ways that have long been predicted by science fiction writers but are only now becoming feasible. While AI is still a long way from being as powerful as the human brain, many machines can now outperform human beings, particularly when it comes to analysing large amounts of data. This will lead to many jobs being replaced by automated processes and machines. As with all major technological revolutions, such advancements bring with it unexpected opportunities and challenges for society with a need to consider the ethical, accountability and diversity impacts.

About the event

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In this talk, Wendy Hall will lay out why we need to take a socio-technical approach to every aspect of the evolution of AI in society. She will also consider how the UK might position itself, in light of the AI Review, recently undertaken as part of the UK government’s industrial strategy. As Alice found when she went through the looking glass, everything is not always what it first appears to be.

Speakers

Location

British Library, Knowledge Centre

The Knowledge Centre is located on the main forecourt outside the main British Library building, at 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

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