Online AI Citizens’ Think-In, 09.09.20

Join our first online Citizens’ Think-In to discuss the ethical issues we face in the digital age.

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The ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology is delighted to team up with Science Gallery Dublin and The Dock – Accenture’s flagship R&D and global innovation centre to explore these issues in the first online Citizens’ Think-In.

The Think-In takes place on 9 September 2020 from 12.00 – 13.15 and is just one of many events in the international virtual Ars Electronica Festival 2020, In Kepler’s Gardens – a global journey mapping the ‘new’ world.


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Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays an ever-growing role in our lives. Algorithms help determine which ads we see online, the films we watch and the products we purchase. Every time we send a message, use a credit card or sync a fitbit, we are sharing personal information about our lives.

But what are the ethical and social consequences of these AI technologies? Where does our information go and how is it being used? Who sets the policies and regulates the technology? How can AI affect our privacy and civil liberties? These are some of the questions which can be raised in a Citizens’ Think-In.

During the Think-In, you will be asked to consider scenarios relating to AI technology and to discuss the various outcomes that can arise from these new technological advancements. By exploring how these scenarios impact the individual, and society at large, we’ll explore some of the current and emerging opportunities and risks of AI and think about how research can ensure that future AI includes everyone.

As always for our Think-Ins, you don’t need to have any previous knowledge of AI; we’ll provide all the information you’ll need to know so that you can share your opinions.

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