AI FOR ALL – From the Dark side to the Light
Self-driving cars, face recognition, digital money, smart vaccines. The world is evolving fast, with Artificial intelligence (AI) at the forefront. But there is a dark side, as AI is not neutral. It sometimes even divides our society.
You may enjoy the ease of paying with your smartphone, but for beggars it can mean the end of their main source of income. Opening a door with facial recognition is quick and safe. However, the same technology can also lock out certain population groups, like the Uyghurs in China. Elderly people often have problems adapting to new technologies. The risk of leaving them behind is growing.
On 25 November 2022 we debated this topic with BRUCE STERLING, the internationally-acclaimed science-fiction writer, journalist, editor and critic. Bruce shed his light on these developments and shared his expectations at AI FOR ALL – From the Dark side to the Light.
The event took place in the Evoluon in Eindhoven, one of the Netherlands' most iconic buildings.
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Photo: filmstill from "Drexciya (2012), courtesy the artist. Simon Rittmeier / Sahelis Productions / KHM Cologne