Austin Forum on Technology & Society presents AI in 2022: “A look at the power, the potential and the perils”


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The Austin Forum on Technology and Society will present AI in 2022: “A look at the power, the potential and the perils”. In this talk, Dr. Steve Kramer will give an introduction to AI for non-practitioners, then highlight current use cases in computer vision, natural language processing, time series forecasting, anomaly detection, reinforcement learning and recommender systems where AI-based systems already work well or offer significant promise to do so in the near future. Some key examples include drug discovery, robotics, language understanding, climate change mitigation, supply chain optimization, and pandemic modeling.

He will also discuss significant risks of AI systems related to bias, fairness, privacy, fraud, cybersecurity, and misinformation/disinformation, then current efforts on algorithmic accountability and disinformation. ethics of AI to minimize negative impacts or harms. Steve will share some very recent misinformation research findings related to COVID and the Spotify/Joe Rogan controversy.

Virtual viewing options are also available.


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