Austin Forum on Technology & Society presents AI in 2022: "A Look at the Power, Potential and Perils"

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AI in 2022: A Look at the Power, Potential and Perils
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Austin Forum on Technology & Society will present AI in 2022: "A Look at the Power, Potential and Perils." In this talk, Dr. Steve Kramer will give an introduction to AI for non-practitioners and then highlight current use cases in computer vision, natural language processing, time series forecasting, anomaly detection, reinforcement learning, and recommender systems where AI-based systems are already performing well or offer significant promise to do so in the near future. Some key examples include drug discovery, robotics, language understanding, climate change mitigation, supply chain optimization, and pandemic modeling.

He will also discuss the significant risks of AI systems related to bias, fairness, privacy, fraud, cybersecurity, and misinformation/disinformation and then the current efforts in algorithmic accountability and AI ethics to minimize negative impacts or harms. Steve will share some very recent disinformation research results related to COVID and the Spotify/Joe Rogan controversy.

Virtual viewing options are also available.

Event Details



Austin Central Library
710 W. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78701


Ticket Info

Admission is free.