26 October 13:15–14:15
Title: The Dreams our Stuff is Made of: Trust, Agency, and Super-agency.
Drawing on ethnographic field work on the popular discourse around artificial intelligence, this talk will explore some of the implications of our imaginaries of AI. These imaginaries shape our relationship with these advances in technology, and impact the decisions we make about their influence on society, culture, and justice. This talk will provide case studies of particular ‘tension points’ around ideas of trust, agency, and even super-agency, and argue for the role of both public engagement and education in the larger ‘AI ethics’ debate.
Abstract: Dr Beth Singler is the Junior Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. Prior to this she was the post-doctoral Research Associate on the “Human Identity in an age of Nearly-Human Machines” project at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. She has been an associate fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence since 2016. Beth explores the social, ethical, philosophical and religious implications of advances in Artificial Intelligence and robotics. As a part of her public engagement work she has produced a series of short documentaries, and the first, Pain in the Machine, won the 2017 AHRC Best Research Film of the Year Award.
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26 October, 2021, 13:15
26 October, 2021, 14:15