Norfolk- Artificial Intelligence - How much is it likely to impact your life?
Thursday 24 September 2020, 6.30pm to 8.00pm BST
Norfolk Cambridge Society virtually welcome Professor Richard Harvey to give his lecture on Artificial Intelligence - How much is it likely to impact your life? online.
Many believe that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be the most important technological development impacting on human life in the twenty-first century, changing many aspects of the global economy, security, communications, and transportation. Certainly it will alter how humans work, communicate, think and decide. Intelligent machines will either team up with or replace humans in a broad range of activities and the opportunities presented to improve our lives will be legion. It will also present substantial challenges, however, from staying in control of machines often capable of learning faster than us, to dealing with the societal consequences of rapidly changing job markets. Professor Harvey's talk will focus on both the longer term potential and some of the shorter term problems presented by AI. For example, modern learning machines come to conclusions without much explanation as to why. How is it possible to use machines which are mute about their reasoning? How can people make career choices when there is the probability that their careers will be automated? And given the enormous hype about AI, how can we distinguish the science from the snake oil?
About the speaker
Professor Richard Harvey is Professor at the School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia, and IT Livery Company Professor of Information Technology at Gresham College in London. He also holds several posts in the Vice-Chancellor's Office at the University of East Anglia, including Academic Director for Admissions.
Free to schools and students accross Norfolk.
Adults are asked to consider contributing £5. The funds will help to cover Norfolk Cambridge Society running costs and keep the NCS Student Awards going in 2021.
The NCS Students Awards is an offer of three £500 prizes each year for the best submissions received on the subject of “The problem I should most like to help solve, or the change for the better I should most like to initiate, using my university education". In the past, these awards have been financed entirely by the proceeds from the Norfolk Cambridge Society Lectures.
Alumni who have credit from the cancelled lecture in April may use their balance to pay.