The second iteration of the Thinking Machines series will expand on the themes and conversations presented in the exhibition “Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI”. Join us for the first out of the three part programming series that explores the ethical questions and public discourse around AI. Hear Dr.Kate Crawford as she discusses the themes of her book, “The Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence”, which explore the hidden costs of artificial intelligence, from natural resources and energy to labor and data, and reveals how AI systems have saturated political life and depleted the planet. The conversation will be an opportunity to hear how artificial intelligence already permeates many aspects of our lives—politics, purchasing, policing, banking, social interaction, employment—in ways that are profoundly shifting how power is concentrated across the world. Thinking Machines is made possible with support from AppDynamics About the Speaker Dr. Kate Crawford is a leading scholar of the social and political implications of artificial intelligence. Her work focuses on understanding large-scale data systems, machine learning and AI in the wider contexts of history, politics, labor, and the environment. She is a Research Professor of Communication and STS at USC Annenberg, a Senior Principal Researcher at MSR-NYC, and the inaugural Visiting Chair for AI and Justice at the École Normale Supérieure. Her academic research has been published in journals such as Nature, New Media & Society, Science, Technology & Human Values and Information, Communication & Society. Crawford’s work [More]
#YouTube #HumanBias #AI How do we know what is real and what is honest in this world of super information and connectivity? Human bias, computer algorithms and social media influencers are becoming ever more part of our human existence and the ability to critically evaluate and understand how they work and what they mean transcends the purchasing of gold and silver that my channel has traditionally focused on and is in my opinion relevant to nearly every decision we make in our modern lives. Almost everything we do in the physical modern 2020 pandemic world we now live in is connected to the online universe – I choose the word universe because it is almost too vast to comprehend how big this online space is. We get our news, socialise, learn, interact, work and many more day to day activates online and collectively we are being disconnected from the physical world more and more every day. Most importantly (to the big corporations around the world at least) our money is managed and spent mostly online and the ability to influence or manipulate our purchasing decisions is worth trillions and trillions of dollars. When you see something on YouTube that claims something radical and outlandish, just ask yourself is that right? What are the qualifications of the person making these claims? What ulterior motives are there at play here, what this machine wants me to think? These are critical questions and they are critical for a reason. The how’s, what’s, why’s, [More]
Artificial intelligence creates great “prediction machines,” according to a new book by Avi Goldfarb. The author talks about how AI can save companies a lot of money. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: Find CBC News on Facebook: Follow CBC News on Twitter: For breaking news on Twitter: Follow CBC News on Instagram: Download the CBC News app for iOS: Download the CBC News app for Android: »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio,, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.