This lecture presented a critical perspective on recent attempts to automate creative processes with machine learing.
RAIL CONFERENCE: AI FRONTIERS
8th June 2019 at Rhodes Artificial Intelligence Lab in cooperation with the Oxford Research Centre In The Humanities, Oxford (UK)
Artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques are becoming more widespread at a rapid rate, and their applications are increasingly diverse. For governments, artificial intelligence represents a significant challenge – particularly to employment and labour participation rates, as automation threatens to displace some types of manual work. At the same time, AI offers unprecedented opportunities to improve governance and promote better policy outcomes. Used creatively and responsibly, disruptive technologies can increase freedom, enhance people’s lives and help governments to perform effectively. Manipulated or misunderstood, however, they can present a real threat to civil liberties and distort economic and social relations.
RAIL’s first annual conference will highlight the latest frontiers in artificial intelligence, addressing the intersections between artificial intelligence and society and bringing together some of the world’s leading experts on how to adapt to, regulate, and harness AI.
This conference aims to highlight new frontiers in the impact of artificial intelligence on society, focusing on three cutting-edge issues:
1. The potential impact of AI on industrialisation and development in low-income countries, and how governments can adapt to automation
2. The increasing use of AI to promote healthy conversations online, and how governments can combat abuse, toxicity, political interference, and disinformation
3. The impact of AI on creativity and the future of artistic production