Over the past year, research and advocacy have continued to expose bias, error, and misuse of Artificial Intelligence technologies–from law enforcement’s use of facial recognition to healthcare algorithms that drastically and erroneously cut benefits for the sick. Yet even in the face of increased public awareness and concern, the rapid adoption of these systems across sensitive social and political domains continues, with little oversight or transparency.
Efforts to grapple with these challenges frequently focus on the importance of “AI Ethics,” but questions remain about how to translate ethical promises into meaningful accountability. In parallel, we have also witnessed a shift in urgency and tactics, as academics, advocates, and tech workers organize against the unchecked influence and impact of AI systems.
The AI Now 2018 Symposium will address the intersection of AI, ethics, organizing, and accountability–examining the landmark events of the past year that have brought these topics squarely into focus. What can we learn from them and where is there more work to be done?
Growing out of an initiative from the Obama White House, the annual AI Now Symposium convenes academic, industry, policy, and civil society experts to understand the biggest challenges we face as AI moves into our everyday lives.
This event is free and open to the public but registration is required; please register on the AI Institute website.
Talks will be livestreamed and later archived on our website. The live-event will have an ASL interpreter and the livestream will have closed captioning. If you have specific questions about access, please write at least two weeks before the event and we will make every effort to accommodate you:[email protected].
This event is sponsored by the AI Institute at New York University.