Podcast - Maja Pantic AI: What if machines could sense how I feel?

Podcast: listen back to 'Artificial Intelligence: What if machines could sense how I feel?'

At this fireside chat Maja Pantic, Professor of Affective and Behavioural Computing, Imperial College London speaks about Artificial Intelligence and the 4th Industrial Revolution and the issues surrounding this important societal topic on our future world.

-The rapid pace of technological change (autonomous robots, driverless vehicles)
-AI's impact on society including public perception
-Wellness in an AI-based world
-Future employment and skills 
-Possible increased inequality
-The ethics and impact of AI on the individual  

A UCD Plotting the Future Series talk hosted by the Institute for Discovery and moderated by Irish and Sunday Independent Journalist Adrian Weckler.

Speaker Bio
Maja Pantic obtained her PhD degree in computer science in 2001 from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Until 2005, she was an Assistant/ Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology. In 2006, she joined the Imperial College London, Department of Computing, UK, where she is Professor of Affective & Behavioural Computing and the Head of the iBUG group, working on machine analysis of human non-verbal behaviour. From May 2018, she is the Director of the Samsung Artificial Intelligence Research Centre in Cambridge, UK.

Prof. Pantic is one of the world's leading experts in the research on machine understanding of human behavior including vision-based detection, tracking, and analysis of human behavioral cues like facial expressions and body gestures, and multimodal analysis of human behaviors like laughter, social signals, and affective states. In 2011, Prof. Pantic received BCS Roger Needham Award, awarded annually to a UK based researcher for a distinguished research contribution in computer science within ten years of their PhD. She is an IEEE Fellow and an IAPR Fellow.

Adrian Weckler is Ireland’s most recognised media commentator on how technology is changing our lives, both at work and beyond. As Technology Editor of both The Irish Independent and The Sunday Independent, he has risen to become the country’s most senior journalist in the sector, regularly appearing on national and international television and radio shows to interpret new trends.
He is also the host of Ireland’s most listened-to technology podcast, The Big Tech Show. Adrian is currently the holder of the the Smurfit Business Journalism award, Ireland’s most prestigious business media accolade. Twitter: @adrianweckler

Led by the UCD Humanities Institute, the UCD Institute for Discovery and the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, ‘Plotting the Future’ is a public lecture series and forum for debate that explores the urgent question of what it means to be human in the age of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.