Who are the real people behind artificial intelligence?

16 July 2019, 17:30 - 19:00

SG1, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

Supported by: Cambridge Digital Humanities, Cambridge Big Data, Alan Turing Institute

Artificial intelligence surrounds us, some automation we’re aware of: assembly line workers replaced by machines, or drones delivering packages ordered online. Other automation is more hidden: algorithms which decide who should serve prison sentences and for how long, or which CVs are sent in response to job recruitment adverts.

These differences in how we interact with our world are not new. From the plough to the PC, changes in technology have always been accompanied by changes in the nature of work. The growing use of artificial intelligence raises new questions across the sciences, arts and humanities, and for public policy.

This panel-led debate will focus on opening up and addressing questions about whose work underpins automation, whether this is work at all, and if so what kind? It will be a lively and multidisciplinary conversation, with as much audience participation as possible. Please bring your opinions and be ready to hear from others onwhat might we need to do to ensure diverse and fair contributions to automation which are appropriately recognised and rewarded.

This event builds on discussions on this topic at the Alan Turing Institute in January 2019 - find out more here.

Free of charge and open to all

We are also organising a workshop 'Automating the Crowd', 11.30am-3.30pm on 16 July. Please book here to reserve a place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/automating-the-crowd-workshop-2-tickets-64600364429