Filmmaker Robin Hauser is a proven storyteller of complex topics. In her award-winning documentary, “Code—Debugging the Gender Gap” she examined the dearth of women in computer coding. Now, in her latest film, “Bias”, Robin posits compelling questions: how have primal human survival instincts made racial and gender bias an innate part of ourselves; and with the rise of machine learning, with increasing reliance on AI, can we protect Artificial Intelligence from our inherent biases? Her film is an engrossing exploration and clarion call that will frighten and also enlighten. Today’s Guest: Robin Hauser @biasfilm https://www.biasfilm.com/ Interviewer: Jim Kamp http://polychromemedia.com/jameskamp/ @kampjames
As humans we’re inherently biased. Sometimes it’s explicit and other times it’s unconscious, but as we move forward with technology how do we keep our biases out of the algorithms we create? their programming? Documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser argues that we need to have a conversation about how AI should be governed and ask who is responsible for overseeing the ethical standards of these supercomputers. “We need to figure this out now,” she says. “Because once skewed data gets into deep learning machines, it’s very difficult to take it out.” About the TED Institute: We know that innovative ideas and fresh approaches to challenging problems can be discovered inside visionary companies around the world. The TED Institute helps surface and share these insights. Every year, TED works with a group of select companies and foundations to identify internal ideators, inventors, connectors, and creators. Drawing on the same rigorous regimen that has prepared speakers for the TED main stage, TED Institute works closely with each partner, overseeing curation and providing intensive one-on-one talk development to sharpen and fine tune ideas. Learn more at http://www.ted.com/ted-institute Follow TED Institute on Twitter @TEDPartners Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDInstitute
It’s often said that history repeats itself. Many times in the course of our history, new technologies have wiped out entire workforces. For upcoming generations, the rise of artificial intelligence represents the next great solution and the next great hurdle. Robin believes how we respond to this challenge, could be our defining moment as a species. Robin Winsor is a technology leader and entrepreneur who has led several organizations from start-up to international success. Before joining Cybera as President and CEO in 2010, Winsor invented and developed the world’s first direct digital x-ray system, and holds multiple patents in the medical, well-logging and seismic industries. He is a past recipient of a Manning Innovation Award, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding service to Canada. He is a staunch advocate for transparency and lower cost information sharing through advancements in technology. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx Robin Winsor is a highly influential visionary and executive in the technology field, who is known for being both a playful and provocative agent of change. Born in Scotland, Winsor grew up with a passion for both science and adventure, moving to Canada in 1982 to pursue both. Over the course of his extraordinary career, he invented the world’s first direct digital x-ray imaging device, and has led a not-for-profit technology accelerator to become one [More]
ROBIN GROSSET is Chief Technology Officer at MindBridge AI where he works on applying artificial intelligence technology to financial data. Robin has a track record as an entrepreneur having founded successful software startups which resulted in him joining Cognos and then IBM through acquisitions. At IBM Robin was a distinguished engineer and led the development of IBM Watson Analytics. Follow on Twitter @robingrosset Robin Grosset is Chief Technology Officer at MindBridge AI where he works on applying artificial intelligence technology to financial data. Robin has a track record as an entrepreneur having founded successful software startups which resulted in him joining Cognos and then IBM through acquisitions. At IBM Robin was a Distinguished Engineer and led the development of IBM Watson Analytics. Robin grew up in Scotland and studied Physics and Computing Science at Newcastle University in the UK. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx