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Energy Transitions Research at the University of Cambridge

Friday, 24 May, 2019 - 10:00 to 17:30
Event location: 
LT2, Computer Laboratory, William Gates Building

Advancement in AI technologies is a double-edged sword in terms of its impact on our society. While AI has been used to accelerate the development of our economy, improve our quality of life, and more importantly, save lives, it can also cause problems such as discrimination, loss of jobs, and even threaten human existence if not managed properly. This workshop attempts to develop a framework on which the social goodness of AI can be studied and evaluated. We shall survey existing AI technologies that have been employed to improve our quality of life (e.g., AI to estimate air pollution and how to avoid it), save lives (AI for medical diagnostics, predictions, and recommendation systems), and to ensure our privacy and data security (AI to self detect outliers and unusual activities). We shall also investigate the problems of AI, such as discrimination, unethical and immoral applications, and threats to humans. Our goal is to investigate whether it is possible to have an automated system which is capable of checking whether a machine is making decisions in an ethical, moral, trustworthy, and just manner. This system may have multiple components that automatically monitor each other and report any breaches in privacy, data security, etc. There will be paper presentations and a panel discussion.

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This talk is part of the Symposium on AI FOR SOCIAL GOOD series.