Blame It On The Algorithm!
Mhairi Aitken, Newcastle University
Algorithms and artificial intelligence could determine your mortgage application, drive a car, find you a soulmate and even diagnose your health conditions. But they can also be used to tell prospective employers which candidates are lowest risk; determine who gets arrested and potentially even decide where drones should drop bombs. These algorithms might know what they can do, but who can say what they should do?
Previously performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Blame It on The Algorithm is a light-hearted and provocative look at the role of AI in society. Following the talk, in this session we will discuss the role of digital ethics in business, and the role of business in addressing digital ethics.
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