AI in Cambridge

University of Cambridge (UK)

16 July 2019

Two workshops dedicated to AI are coming up at the University of Cambridge:

Automating the Crowd: Workshop 2

h11:30 to 15:30
Location: Maxwell Centre, West Cambridge Site, Cambridge. CB3 0HE

Supported by: Cambridge Digital Humanities, Cambridge Big Data, Alan Turing Institute

Workshop organisers: Anne Alexander (CDH), Ann Borda (University of Melbourne), Siddharth Soni (Faculty of English, University of Cambridge), Kirstie Whitaker (Alan Turing Institute).

This workshop will create a space for reflection and discussion on the relationship between the work done using AI and the humans who make AI work, by weaving together the untold stories of the workers and volunteers whose effort powers AI systems with discussions of the impact of those systems on society.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Who are the real people behind artificial intelligence?

Date: h17:30 – 19:00
Location: SG1, Alison Richard Building, West Road, Cambridge. CB3 9DT

Supported by: Cambridge Digital Humanities, Cambridge Big Data, Alan Turing Institute

Artificial intelligence surrounds us, some automation we’re aware of: assembly line workers replaced by machines, or drones delivering packages ordered online. Other automation is more hidden: algorithms which decide who should serve prison sentences and for how long, or which CVs are sent in response to job recruitment adverts.

These differences in how we interact with our world are not new. From the plough to the PC, changes in technology have always been accompanied by changes in the nature of work. The growing use of artificial intelligence raises new questions across the sciences, arts and humanities, and for public policy.

This panel-led debate will focus on opening up and addressing questions about whose work underpins automation, whether this is work at all, and if so what kind? It will be a lively and multidisciplinary conversation, with as much audience participation as possible. Please bring your opinions and be ready to hear from others on what might we need to do to ensure diverse and fair contributions to automation which are appropriately recognised and rewarded.

Free of charge and open to all. Please register here.

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