Algorithmic Injustice and Artificial Intelligence in Peace and War Prof. Noel Sharkey

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 11:13:00 IST

Discovery Talk: Algorithmic Injustice and Artificial Intelligence in Peace and War

Prof. Noel Sharkey

Moore Auditorium, UCD O’Brien Centre for Science

5pm, 2nd April 2019



Talk Abstract:

Are we allowing algorithms to erode our human rights without even noticing?

Computer programs are making significant decisions about human lives and there is growing evidence that many of these algorithms suffer from racial and gender bias. These predictive algorithms have been shown to discriminate against women or minorities in hiring and loan granting decisions. These computer programs are also entering public institutions for activities like predictive police. Algorithms can decide whether you are likely to commit a crime or if you have the face of a dangerous criminal. Some of the uses are life-threatening with the new development of machines that are delegated with decisions about who lives and who dies in armed conflict. 

This talk will take a fast-paced journey through the why and what of decision algorithms with many image and video examples. I’ll discuss these new AI weapons and what we can do about them. 


Speaker Bio: 

Noel Sharkey PhD, DSc FIET, FBCS CITP FRIN FRSA is Professor of AI and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield and was an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow (2004-2010). He has held a number of research and teaching positions in the UK (Essex, Exeter, Sheffield) and the USA (Yale,and Stanford). Noel has moved freely across academic disciplines, lecturing in departments of engineering, philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, artificial intelligence and computer science. He holds a Doctorate in Experimental Psychology and a Doctorate of Science.

The event will take place at 5pm on the 2nd April in the Moore Auditorium at the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science, with light refreshments following the talk.


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