The Future of AI: Sci-Fi versus Reality | 16.05.17

The Future of AI: Sci-Fi versus Reality | 16.05.17

Gorwel invite you to attend Politics Master Class
“The Future of AI: Sci-Fi versus Reality”
By Dr Aladdin Ayesh, Reader in Artificial Intelligence
De Montfort University

National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Ty Hywel Chamber
At 18.30, 16th May 2016

You may have seen Humans (2015), Person of Interest (2011-2016), or Westworld (2016). The new TV dramas on Artificial Intelligence are flooding our screen like never before. In the last 3 years, there has been almost a yearly movie if not more covering the topic.

You may also heard of the Turing Test and the various attempts to beat, or indeed the news that it has been beaten in 2014. Or perhaps you just remember iRobot (2004) and Blade Runner (1982).

This talk aims to explore AI, through charting drama treatments of the subject, from its bases to its technical challenges showing the current state of art in AI, including cognitive systems, intelligent robots, virtual bots, and humanoids. As we explore the advances and challenges of AI, we will be highlighting the ethical, moral and policy issues as we compare technical reality, philosophical considerations and sci-fi futuristic visions.

The talk is to conclude with an open forum of questions and discussions.

 The talk will cover:

  • What is AI?
  • What are the technical challenges of AI?
  • What are the ethical challenges AI advances impose?
  • Sci-Fi treatments of AI challenges and myth.
  • How it affects us now?
  • What is the future like?
  • Call for guidelines.

Speakers Biography

Dr. Aladdin Ayesh is a Reader in Artificial Intelligence at De Montfort University. He has been researching in the field of AI for the last 22 years. His current research focuses on cognitive systems and natural language processing looking at emotions modeling and sentiment analysis especially in business intelligence, social media and eLearning. He has over 150 publications and is currently the editor-in-chief of Int. J. of Computational Complexity and Intelligent Algorithms (IJCCIA).

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