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Science Connects: The Evolution of Ethics in AI

Artificial intelligence is embedded in the systems we use for our work, to access goods and services, to educate and entertain ourselves, to control our buildings and factories. But what are the implications to our world as AI algorithms are increasingly involved in decision making as opposed to human expertise and authority?

Enhance your digital literacy by joining University of Alberta professors Eleni Stroulia and Nidhi Hegde for a discussion on how AI is affecting our day to day existence. Learn how artificial intelligence generates, collects and uses personal data to make decisions on your behalf in areas such as finance, justice and access to resources. Find out what aspects of digital privacy to watch out for and what steps you can take to protect yourself.

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (MT)
Cost: Free
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