Blame It on the Algorithm!

Spoken Word (talk, seminar)

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  • The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Studio
  • 20:10
  • Aug 25
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Fair Pley / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: All seating is unreserved and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year
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Algorithms and artificial intelligence can determine your mortgage application, drive a car, find you a soulmate and even diagnose your health conditions. Dr Mhairi Aitken (Newcastle University) asks: do we really need human intelligence anymore? Computers could replace your doctor; find cures to rare conditions; tell schools which children need extra support; tell prospective employers which candidates are lowest risk; identify illegal immigrants from scanning their faces; they could even decide where drones should drop bombs. Computers might know what they can do, but who can say what they should do?

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