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PROFESSOR MARGARET BODEN

Thought Leader: Artificial intelligence

PROFESSOR MARGARET BODEN
Thought Leader: Artificial intelligence

Big Innovation Centre THOUGHT LEADER: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

British Professor of cognitive science in the fields of artificial intelligence, psychology, philosophy, cognitive and computer science

 

For the Thought Leadership meeting on March 10th 2015, Professor Margaret Bodon's reflexion:

 

On Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

“Advances in AI/IT over the next 15 years are likely both to be significantly disruptive and to offer many economic/commercial opportunities.

Many more phone-apps, for instance – some of which will morph into or be taken over by global companies – and their ‘senior’ versions used by research labs, governments, and public/commercial organizations – will benefit from continuing advances in computer power and the digitization of Big Data (BD).

Some BD will be collected by sensors of various kinds, many of which will be worn by private individuals. (This will require new apps, some working in real time, to be developed/ marketed.)

But much BD will be based in natural language texts – e.g. medical records, governmental records …..  This implies that **social** science, and science-based policies, will be greatly affected – which in turn could be disruptive in many different ways. Or rather, they could be greatly affected. Whether politicians actually will take this newly-available BD/NLP evidence on board remains to be seen.  If they can often ignore the evidence for global warming, they can certainly ignore more politically sensitive social evidence.

There are countless AI/IT opportunities: scientific, commercial, and social. But there are also dangers – which we should we worrying about already.”

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