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Promise and Problems in Emerging Technology: Shaping AI's Societal Impact

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Reitz Student Union

686 Museum Rd

Gainesville, FL 32611

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Machine learning and artificial intelligence have emerged as an indispensable tool in virtually every major institution. Whether they are blocking social media posts or targeting advertisements, algorithms increasingly decide what content internet users see. In law enforcement, programs are predicting when and where crime will occur and which offenders are most likely to strike again. In medicine, algorithms can diagnose patients more accurately than physicians with years of experience. These emerging applications of AI presage an exciting future where a great deal of previously human decision-making is outsourced to intelligent machines. But each application of artificial intelligence carries with it distinct opportunities and challenges.

As the role of artificial intelligence applications in government and industry grows, it is imperative to address the social and ethical implications of these applications. This inaugural meeting of the conference Promise and Problems in Emerging Technology (PPET) seeks to address these challenges by bringing together international and regional experts investigating the social and ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence applications. Our conference focuses on four core domains being transformed by AI: transportation; medicine; philosophy of mind; criminal justice; and media.

Our even can be attended in person, in the Chamber at the University of Florida's Reitz Union, or online via a livestream link on the conference site. For more information about this event, please visit: ai-ethics.phil.ufl.edu

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