Bad AI is a problem today. How can we ensure that won’t continue into the future?
On 10th September at Primalbase London, leading developers, lawyers and government figures will come together for a day-long conference, providing a cross-disciplinary investigation of the ethical challenges around AI and what can be done.
The chorus of cautionary voices around unchecked AI is growing louder, with activists, researchers and journalists voicing concerns over biased, deceptive and malicious applications.
These are not the ravings of people who have seen too many Terminator films, wildly predicting the apocalypse in 100 years. Bad AI is a problem today. Respected academics such as Cathy O’Neil have observed how existing human bias in police forces’ data sets is being intensified as a result of machine learning. We are witnessing the rise of AI forgeries and artificially-created fake content, making it harder to know what is real and what is not real online. Automated weaponry is being developed that could cause destruction on a scale never before seen.
You’ll join more than 100 of the foremost minds, with speakers exploring topics such as the need for balance between regulation and innovation, transparency in machine learning, the potential for social bias and everything we must do to ensure we safely harness the opportunities that AI is creating — whether that be in transportation, farming, medicine, finance or national security.
The companies building this technology are responding to the concerns. Everyone from Google to the startups are introducing ethical frameworks designed to ensure their systems create positive outcomes. But do they go far enough? Will commercial concerns trump those of society, leading to what Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, described as “a commercial race to the bottom”? Is regulation the answer? We look forward to finding out.
For this event they have lined up some of the fields renowned speakers to share their knowledge and answer questions. Gemserv are excited to announce that our Head of Privacy and Data Protection has been confirmed as one of these renowned experts.
To find out more about this event, along with how to register, please visit the below website.
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