'AI sentience' and regulation - can we finally stop talking ‘Terminator’? | BCS Women

25jan5:00 PM'AI sentience' and regulation - can we finally stop talking ‘Terminator’? | BCS Women

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Event Details

Last July, software engineer Blake Lemoine, whilst working for Google’s Responsible AI team, claimed the company’s AI, LaMDA, is sentient. 

But he was misreported as suggesting humanity has a moral obligation to give AI rights. The more important, and under-reported issues he raised are around the regulatory capture programs operated by Silicon Valley firms – which raise issues of regulatory compliance and what constitutes user data.

This event brings together Blake and two other experts to have a hype-free conversation. In this session we will discuss:

  • Blake’s reflections on his experience at Google
  • Is sentience really the most important question?
  • The problem of looking inside the black box to ensure compliance.
  • Do we need increased transparency so that can be aware of what technology exists before companies manage to get laws passed that apply to it?
  • Do we need an ICO or Ofcom (or FDA in the US) for AI?

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Time

(Wednesday) 5:00 PM

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ONLINE

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