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Society and Artificial Intelligence - a curated series of debates, panels, presentations, videos and writings across 2018-19

Society and Artificial Intelligence - a curated series of debates, panels, presentations, videos and writings across 2018-19

Boddington, Ghislaine ORCID: 0000-0003-0448-579X (2018) Society and Artificial Intelligence - a curated series of debates, panels, presentations, videos and writings across 2018-19. LIGHT READING Publishers.

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In 2018 I was invited by several organisations to curate debates, present lectures and chair panels exploring some of todays societal issues with Artificial Intelligence. This included three debates for Nesta (FutureFest Forward), a panel for LORCA Cyber Security, a lecture for Simulation Training experts and a panel presentation at Milano Digital Week.

The key questions I approached through these outputs were:
— How can we ensure that the aims of human-level performance for AI takes into account morals and ethics, philosophical concerns and non bias judgements?
— How can we ensure that human beings are empowered by the additionally of AI to our own intelligence, and that it expands and enhances our human experience, rather than manipulates and misuses us?
— How can we participate positively within this burgeoning immersive and conversational collaboration with intelligent machines?
— What is the best way forward in the use of AI to augment human beings, to help us advance with AI beyond planning, learning and reasoning into blended memory, decision making and creativity?

- FutureFest Forward: AI and Future Society - curation and panel input- 19 Apr 2018 - held at Nesta
The debate explored topical concerns of people today, concerns which have consequences for us as individuals as well as global citizens, issues which are facing us and have societal outcomes, both positive and negative. Experts explained how wider actions linked to our daily lives are shifting and changing our behaviours through the use of advanced machine learning and AI.

- FutureFest Forward: AI and the Future of Work - curation - 17 May 2018 - held at Nesta
This event explored changes in the world of work linked to advanced machine learning and AI. We are engaging deeper in the mixed reality of both the virtual and the physical workplace, with the future of creative collaboration through remote connected teams - robots, avatars and humans working together - and with future cognitive cooperations.

How will AI effect the above and influence the ongoing moves towards the sharing economy, collective and agile working, zero hours contracts, universal income, home working and the gig economy?

- FutureFest Forward: AI and Creativity Futures - curation and moderation - 14 Jun 2018 - held at Nesta
Coinciding with London Tech Week, this event was specifically designed for academics, artists, product designers, technologists and funders interested in exploring the relationship between human creator and creative technologies.

Is the artist of tomorrow an AI itself with its own outputs and presentations, or are we engaging from now onwards in a time of exciting creative collaborations and conversations with machine learning? Will artists set up the pattern definitions and allow the AI to create the flow? Can AI enable all of us to expand our creativity through “augmenting” ourselves?

Please see attached doicument with links to extensive online documentation and videos of all speakers outputs to these three debates.

- LORCA Live, London Office of Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement Conference panel "Me, Myself and AI" - curation and moderation - 14th March 2019 held at Plexal, Here East, London

- “Artificial Intelligence and the Community of the Future - changes taking place and concrete solutions in key sectors of our society.” - panel presentation - 16th March 2019 for Nesta Italia as part of Milano Digital Week, Milan

- Simulation & Training for Resilience & Safety Symposium - presentation - 27th March 2019 for the Halldale Group, London for Bristh rail, NHS, British and other EU Armies and Navy Head Training Directors

I also wrote an article commissioned by London Tech Week, which was published in Tech365 online platform. "How Will Artificial Intelligence Affect Artists and Designers?" Ghislaine Boddington explores the question - can AI enable all of us to expand our creativity through 'aumenting' ourselves or is the artist/designer of tomorrow an AI itself?

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: artists, designers, AI, Artificial Intelligence, society, work, personal data, ethics, process, machine learning,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
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