Since its inception as a research field in the 1950s artificial intelligence (AI) has crept into our daily lives to such an extent that nearly everyone has a strong opinion. Some are in total euphoria, while others are terrified of the consequences of artificial intelligence.

Professor Ekárt does not side with either of the extremes, but takes a pragmatic view, recognising both the successes and the dangers of Artificial Intelligence. As an AI researcher and educator, she foresees a good future for a society with AI -- if we take appropriate steps to make it a reality. In this lecture, she will suggest three key directions: the responsible release of AI technology, the extended attention to the variety of AI techniques rather than focussing on just one, and the education of society about the capabilities, benefits and pitfalls of this technology. She will illustrate the success and further potential of less well-known AI techniques, such as evolutionary computation, genetic programming and symbolic regression, based on her twenty five years of research experience.

This is a hybrid event. You can choose to attend in-person or online. If registering to attend online, you will be sent a link closer to the time.

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Dates, times and locations
Date: 28/02/2023
Time: 18:30 to 20:00
Aston Business School

This limited-capacity event is free to attend and open to all members of the public.

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