04-17-19 Dissonance: Social Implications of AI

04-17-19 Dissonance: Social Implications of AI

Through mobile phones, the Internet of Things, and web computing, every single day around the globe we create a quintillion bytes of data. Pairing that trove of data with enormous computational power, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making strides into every aspect of everyday living, from emails and targeted advertising, to healthcare and education. But with great power comes great responsibility. This Dissonance Event Series discussion takes a multidisciplinary look at the social implications of artificial intelligence and consider the promises and potential pitfalls we may look forward too.

Panelists included:

– Ella Atkins, Professor, Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

– Kentaro Toyama, W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information, School of Information; Fellow of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values, MIT

– Ram Vasudevan, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

– Michael Wellman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Lynn A. Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering,College of Engineering (Moderator)


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