Why Should You Worry About AI?

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CyberSciBar: Why Should You Worry About AI?

Professor John MacIntyre
Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Sunderland

7:30pm, Wednesday 21st July.

#CyberSciBar is a series of free, online science-themed talks.
Why Should You Worry About AI? The Need for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence.
Applied Artificial Intelligence isn’t the technology of the future, it’s the technology of now. Across all aspects of modern life, AI is bringing new opportunities and capabilities.
The pace of adoption of AI is breathtaking. But what about the dangers we’ve heard about from the likes of Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Bill Gates? What is being done to mitigate the potential moral, ethical and existential threats posed by AI?
Professor John MacIntyre is Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Sunderland. He did his doctorate in Applied Artificial Intelligence in the early 1990s, and went on to establish the Centre for Adaptive Systems which became recognised by the UK Government as a Centre of Excellence in Applied AI. He has published more than 150 papers and given numerous keynote presentations at events around the world. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Neural Computing & Applications, a role he has held since 1996. NC&A publishes peer-reviewed original research on applied AI. John is also Co Editor-in-Chief of a new journal, AI and Ethics, which he established with Professor Larry Medsker of George Washington University this year. The first original research and thought leadership pieces were published online in AI and Ethics in October 2020.


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