Posted on behalf of the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association of New England
Wednesday, October 2
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Harvard Club (Back Bay)
375 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115 United States
$30 ticket price includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, and there is a cash bar available (cash only)
This event explores the ways in which artificial intelligence will affect human life, and its emerging ethics and human rights-related questions. Artificial Intelligence is advancing, reflecting a growing tendency to delegate decision-making to algorithms. Big data, namely the availability of enormous volumes of data on all kinds of human activity, further enhances the effectiveness of algorithms. New technology can assist, but also threaten, the goals surrounding human rights.
In the short-term, these dangers include perpetuating bias in algorithmic reasoning. In the longer term, concerns surround the ownership of data, the increasing power of technology companies, and changes in the nature of work. On an existential level, entities which are not alive in traditional ways, but may be sentient and intellectually superior to humans, threaten existing frameworks of morality.
Questions? Please contact Barry White at email@example.com