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You and AI

Leading experts from the tech industry, academia and civil society will gather at the Royal Society to launch a flagship series of events designed to be an open and robust conversation about the potential and pitfalls of advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The launch of You and AI follows the Royal Society’s in-depth assessment of public views of machine learning which found that just one in ten members of the UK public recognised the term machine learning, even though the technology – a form of artificial intelligence – is already part of our everyday lives. 

You and AI is a collaborative effort to help people understand what machine learning and AI are, how the technology works and the ways it may affect our lives. The series will be hosted on four dates at the Royal Society in London before moving to a large London arts venue and finally Manchester later in the year.

You and AI events

30 April - The history, capabilities and frontiers of AI

Launching the event series at the Royal Society, Demis Hassabis, world-renowned British neuroscientist, artificial intelligence (AI) researcher and the co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, will explore the history, capabilities and frontiers of AI. 

As one of the global leading experts in the field, Demis is ideally placed to provide an overview of AI and the potential future it offers to society. 

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3 May - AI applications

Join mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy and leading experts from Microsoft, Apple and academia for a discussion to showcase how AI can revolutionise healthcare, science and robotics.

AI is affecting the public’s lives every day, in ways many don’t realise or understand and, with technologies and intelligence in AI being advanced all the time, the impact, and their societal consequences, will only continue to grow. Alongside the benefits, this raises issues of data use and ethical boundaries.

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Further events will be announced shortly.

Supported by DeepMind.