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Digital Frontrunner Roundtable II

  • Volkshotel Amsterdam (map)


The promise of AI and Machine Learning

Software and machines that can see and distinguish objects, people, and animals, understand and translate speech, read scientific literature, and solve complex problems, are poised to enter our lives. Whether running software or animating robots Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning promise radical change in sectors such as medicine, education, elderly care, transport and manufacturing. Like previous revolutions—printing, electricity, the combustion engine, transistors, computers and the internet—AI and Machine Learning will augment and disrupt the world of work. They will turbocharge some jobs and replace others. They will also create new industries that call for workers with skills that do not yet exist. Policymakers must start thinking now about how to realise the potential for AI and Machine Learning to increase economic productivity and to improve the lives of millions—especially people in the developing world. What should they do to encourage the adoption of these technologies? And can they legitimately do so without also responding to their potential negative impact? The downside for some—who may lose their livelihood. And the dark side—that AI and Machine Learning could enable discrimination or economic exclusion?

The Roundtable

The roundtable will begin with three 15-minute talks. The first by Greg Corrado, Principal Scientist and Director of Augmented Intelligence Research at Google, the second by a leading economist or policymaker, and the third by a leading specialist in ethics and technology. Following this, all participants will take part in a moderated discussion.

This event is by invitation only. If you are interested in participating then please contact:

Earlier Event: February 20
Digital-Frontrunner Roundtable I
Later Event: April 20
Digital Frontrunner Roundtable III