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Citizens’ Think-in on Artificial Intelligence

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
Zoom meeting

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is playing a growing role in our lives. Machine learning tools help determine the ads you see online, the news you read and the products you purchase. Every time we send a text, use a credit card or sync a wearable device we are sharing personal information about ourselves. But what are the social consequences of AI? How is our information being used? Who is setting the policies and regulation? And how can AI affect our privacy and civil liberties? The ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology with Science Gallery Dublin and industry collaborator The Dock – Accenture’s flagship R&D and global innovation centre – will host a ‘Citizens’ Think-In’ to discuss some of the ethical issues we face in data storage and dissemination in the digital age. Participants will be asked to consider a series of scenarios relating to AI and discuss the various outcomes that can arise from these new technological advancements. By exploring the impact of these scenarios on the individual and society at large, we’ll uncover the emerging risks and opportunities of AI and explore how research can ensure the age of AI is inclusive of everyone. No previous knowledge of AI is required; we’ll teach you all you need to know so that you can share your views.

Registration required: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_y_3AboS6QXO4-Ie6i7fhKg
Limited number of participants!


The ADAPT Centre, funded by Science Foundation Ireland, is a world-leading academia-industry research centre producing ground-breaking digital content innovations. ADAPT focuses on developing next-generation digital technologies that transform how people communicate by helping to analyse, personalise and deliver digital content more effectively for businesses and individuals. The Centre draws on the expertise of more than 150 researchers based at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Technological University Dublin, Maynooth University, Athlone Institute of Technology, and Cork Institute of Technology. The anticipated innovations arising from the ADAPT research programme have potentially profound and transformative implications for people’s lifestyles. ADAPT’s Education and Public Engagement programme therefore has at its core opportunities for the public to learn about emerging technologies that enhance engagement in the digital world and to have a voice on this vital area of research.