There is rarely a middle ground when it comes to Hollywood and Science Fiction’s portrayal of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is either our best friend or terrifying cold blooded, world
There is rarely a middle ground when it comes to Hollywood and Science Fiction’s portrayal of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is either our best friend or terrifying cold blooded, world conquering enemy, a disparity reflected in wider societal conflict between sinister expectations and bright hopes for AI’s merits. Perhaps if scientists could demonstrate AI’s ability to interact and learn with and about is in a socioemotionally competent manner, we might feel more reassured? We might even trust it.
Professor Björn Schuller has dreamt since childhood about machines that understand our emotions and social behaviour. After realising the huge potential that lies in the analysis of our spoken language and other bio signals with AI methods, particularly in the health sector, it became his research focus at the turn of the new millennium. Since then, he has developed algorithms, methods, and tools to diagnose early signs of everything from apnea to autism and depression to dementia, and most recently the signature cough of Covid-19.
In his inaugural Björn’s talk will chart the history of human-centred AI, focusing on artificial emotional and health intelligence and introducing the latest in deep learning AIs to reach these goals. He will also reflect on ethical implications of an AI that might know us all too well, the algorithmic responses to these challenges, and his initiatives to demonstrate the AI’s limits through annual competitions he holds. Be excited about a comprehensive, empathic, but also useful AI for all of us.
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(Mercoledì) 18:30 - 19:30