‘Dissonance’ event explores AI, draws crowd

By | April 24, 2019
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  • Michael Wellman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Lynn A. Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering,College of Engineering (Moderator) (Joel Iverson, ITS Communications)

A recent event in the Dissonance series, held April 17, brought in over 100 people to hear a panel of experts discuss the social implications of artificial intelligence.

The event was hosted by ITS Information Assurance and co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing (ESC).

Organizer Sol Bermann, chief privacy officer and interim chief information security officer, was quoted in a story by the Michigan Daily.

“AI is increasingly a known commodity in your daily life, but do you even think about it anymore? Do you think about the way you’re seeing the things you see on Amazon, or on Facebook, or on the news? Do you think about who’s presenting those things to you? Do you think about what it means to have autonomous vehicles versus having the responsibility of driving a car? Do you think about the algorithms and how transparent they are, or aren’t? Because those algorithms, again, are influencing our daily life.”

Sol Bermann

Highlights from Twitter