Citizens’ Think-In: AI, Privacy and Civil Liberties for Science Week 2018

Citizens’ Think-In: AI, Privacy and Civil Liberties for Science Week 2018

Location: Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

Date: 15 Nov

Artificial Intelligence is playing a growing role in our lives, in both private and public spheres.  Machine learning tools help determine the ads you see online, the news you read and the products you purchase.  Every time we send a text, use a credit card or sync a wearable device we are sharing personal information about ourselves.  But what are the social consequences of AI? How is our information being used?  Who is setting the policies and regulation? And how can AI affect our privacy and civil liberties?

The ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology will host a ‘Citizen Think-In’ to discuss some of the ethical issues we face in data storage and dissemination in the digital age.

The event will take place in Dublin City Civic Offices at Wood Quay, Dublin 8, from 6-8.30pm on 15th November.  Participants will be asked to consider a series of scenarios relating to AI and discuss the various outcomes that can arise from these new technological advancements.  By exploring the impact of these scenarios on the individual and society at large, we’ll uncover the emerging risks and opportunities of AI and explore how research can ensure the age of AI is inclusive of everyone.

No previous knowledge of AI is required: we’ll teach you all you need to know so that you can share your views.

This is a Science Week event supported by Science Foundation Ireland.

View the external evaluation report of this citizens’ think-in [pdf]