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How Could a Robot be Racist? Evaluating Bias in Artificial Intelligence

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 3.00pm to 4.15pm

Artificial Intelligence is rare. Artificial stupidity is more common. In the movies, robots can be terrifying. In reality, thinking machines are disrupting the world in ways that are even more disturbing than in Hollywood fantasies - but they also have the potential to change our lives for the better. In this talk, Dr Ayanna Howard will explore how biases are infecting the next generation of Artificial Intelligence, with profoundly negative effects for humans of all genders and races.  Drawing on cutting-edge research, and her own experience as one of the few Black women in the field of robotics, Dr Howard will also explore empowerment along with tools and techniques we can use as developers and users to mitigate our overtrust in these AI technologies.

Dr Ayanna Howard is an innovator, entrepreneur, leader, and international expert in robotics and AI. She is also the author of the best selling book - Sex, Race, and Robots: How to Be Human in the Age of AI. Currently, Dr Howard is Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Partnership on AI and Autodesk.


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Event organised by the Trust & Technology Initiative