As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more sophisticated, its impact on the public will become more pervasive. A survey undertaken in the US by Northeastern University and Gallup suggests that the public perception of the potential of AI is generally positive but its impacts on jobs, the economy, and income inequality are causes for concern. The survey further indicates that, while US citizens are generally aware of the need to upskill and undertake further training to ensure they adjust to these new digital changes, few have fully appreciated the implications of the large-scale application of AI.
How can academic institutions, businesses and governments cooperate to prepare future generations for a world in which AI will be inescapable?
What responsibility do these institutions have in ensuring that the impact on, and concerns of, workers and citizens are addressed when planning these changes?
And what must industry leaders and policymakers do to ensure that artificial intelligence is transparent, accountable and reflective of society?
This event is part of Chatham House’s Digital Society Initiative (DSI) which brings together policy and technology communities to help forge a common understanding and jointly address the challenges that rapid advances in technology are causing domestic and international politics. The initiative’s mission is to maximize the full potential of this century’s most influential technological developments through solution-driven policy recommendations for a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.
This event is organised in association with Northeastern University.
Joseph Aoun, President, Northeastern University
Oliver Buckley, Executive Director, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
Bella Pollen, Author and Journalist
Kriti Sharma, Founder, AI for Good
Bill Winters, Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank
Chair: Kenneth Cukier, Member of Council, Chatham House; Senior Editor, Digital, The Economist; Co-author, Big Data