Speaker:  Ronald Michael Baecker – Toronto, ON, Canada
Topic(s):  Society and the Computing Profession


Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, especially machine learning (ML) programs, are now being employed or proposed for use in:
a) scanning résumés to weed out job applicants;
b) informing judicial decisions;
c) diagnosing medical conditions;
d) identifying faces;
e) caring for seniors;
f) driving autonomous vehicles; and
g) guiding and directing autonomous weapons to kill.
I will discuss the dangers of premature use of AI before it is ready to be applied, and what society must require of algorithms affecting human welfare, health, life, and death.  I shall discuss openness, transparency, trustworthiness, responsibility, empathy, and compassion, but my emphasis will be on the five traits of honesty, reliability, explainability, fairness, and accountability.
My analysis will aid researchers in prioritizing problems for AI guided by HCI.  It will also assist policy makers and citizens in determining when and how AI technology should be deployed.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  55
Duration:  45 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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