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You and AI


Throughout 2018, The Royal Society supported by DeepMind brought you the world's leading thinkers in AI, in order to help build a greater understanding of what machine learning and AI are, how the technology works, and the ways it may affect our lives. 

The launch of You and AI followed 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 (AI) – is already part of our everyday lives.

This written summary (PDF) gives a sense of the issues covered in the series, and you can watch the videos at the links below.

Supported by DeepMind.

Machine Learning Q&A

Marcus du Sautoy

Mathematician Professor Marcus Du Sautoy answers your social media questions on machine learning.

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You and AI in Manchester

Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE FRS

Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE FRS poses your questions about artificial intelligence to a panel of experts.

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The future of work

Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz

Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz explores how AI might affect work and working life, and how its benefits might be shared (or not) across society.

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The history of AI

Demis Hassabis

In the first of our You and AI series, DeepMind co-founder and CEO Demis Hassabis leads us through the history and aspirations for AI technologies.

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Machine learning and bias

Kate Crawford

Professor Kate Crawford discusses the biases built into machine learning, and what that means for the social implications of AI.

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Making machines play fair

Cynthia Dwork

Professor Cynthia Dwork explores the emerging theory of algorithmic fairness and the challenges in ensuring that machines make objective decisions.

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The applications of AI

Marcus du Sautoy

Professor Marcus du Sautoy presents four speakers from the worlds of science and tech, to discuss how AI is revolutionising their respective fields.

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What is machine learning?

Machine learning interactive infographic

An interactive infographic that lets you test yourself against machine learning and share your results.

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