Due to the latest guidance from Princeton University, this talk has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule during the 2020/2021 academic year. https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/03/09/president-eisgruber-updates-university-next-steps-regarding-covid-19-ensure-health
Artificial Intelligence & Democracy
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
McCosh 10; 6:00 pm
Artificial Intelligence is growing ever more powerful, and has the potential to cure diseases, boost prosperity and help life flourish like never before – if we use it wisely. But AI can also be used to undermine democracy by boosting income inequality, power concentration and corruption, by manipulating people through mass surveillance, and by polarizing society. Physicist Max Tegmark will discuss strategies for getting mainly the upside of AI, focusing on ways of improving democracy. He will discuss how machine learning techniques for natural language processing (NLP) can help improve the quality of news media, moving beyond traditional manual fact-checking to scalable NLP-based quality checks capable of detecting more subtle biases such as omissions and skewed language.
A former Princetonian, Max Tegmark is a professor doing physics and AI research at MIT. As president of the Future of Life Institute he advocates for positive use of technology. He is the author of over 250 publications as well as the New York Times bestsellers Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality. His AI research focuses on intelligible intelligence.
This event, free and open to the public with no ticket or reservation required, is sponsored by the Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture Series.