Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Juliette Kayyem
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 4:00pm
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, The Future Society at HKS

Ed Felten
Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
David Kenny
General Manager, IBM Watson
David C. Parkes
George F. Colony Professor of Computer Science, Harvard College
Rosalind Picard
Founder and Director, Affective Computing Research Group, MIT Media Lab
Juliette Kayyem (Moderator)
Belfer Lecturer in International Security, Harvard Kennedy School

Ed Felten, David Kenny, George C. Parkes, and Rosalind Picard joined moderator Juliette Kayyem for a Forum on the future of Artificial Intelligence. The discussion ranged from topics on impending government regulation to the more technical aspects of AI. The panelists paid particular attention to possible moral dilemmas related to programming the technology, itself. Questions from the audience largely concerned the potential setbacks of AI as a consequence of human biases and how we might overcome them. Overall, the panelists held optimistic views about the future of artificial intelligence.