Upcoming Event – AI: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, at Explorathon’19

RAInS is participating in Aberdeen’s Explorathon’19. Drop in to our interactive event, where we will explore the accountability and transparency challenges of AI, with particular focus on facial recognition technology. 

Admission is free and no booking is required.

When: Wednesday 25 September 2019 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: Aberdeen Central Library, Committee Room. Rosemount Viaduct, AB25 1GW.

Event URL: https://www.explorathon.co.uk/events/ai-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

Event Information: Algorithms and intelligent systems are everywhere; in the news, in our daily lives and hidden in plain sight. There is a rush to make use of these technologies in areas such as healthcare, transport and security, because of the many benefits that they can bring. However, when things do go wrong, how do we determine the cause of failure? Who might be held accountable? At this interactive event, we will explore the accountability and transparency challenges of AI, with particular focus on facial recognition technology. We ask: what are the legal ramifications if these systems result in harm?

RAInS Launched!

A new project has begun at the University of Aberdeen. Realising Accountable Intelligent Systems (RAInS) is funded by the EPSRC and is led by Professor Peter Edwards.

The RAInS project aims to realise processes by which intelligent systems can be made accountable, by developing an accountability fabric for use by a variety of stakeholders. The project will use computational models of provenance – as a substrate for enabling trust; such a mechanism facilitates transparency and accountability by recording the processes, entities and agents associated with a system and its behaviours-supporting verification and compliance monitoring.

This project is a collaboration between the University of Aberdeen, The University of Cambridge, and Oxford University.