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AI in 2022: A Look at the Power, Potential, and Perils

April 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


In this talk, Steve will give an introduction to AI for non-practitioners and 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 are already performing 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 the significant risks of AI systems related to bias, fairness, privacy, fraud, cybersecurity, and misinformation/disinformation and then the current efforts in algorithmic accountability and AI ethics to minimize negative impacts or harms. Steve will share some very recent disinformation research results related to COVID and the Spotify/Joe Rogan controversy.

There will be plenty of accessible content for those newer to AI as well as pointers to technical details for those with strong AI backgrounds who want to learn about key recent research developments.

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April 6, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Austin Forum on Technology & Society
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Austin Central Library
710 W. Cesar Chavez Downtown Austin
Austin, texas 78702 Select a Country:
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