Artificial Intelligence: What to think about machines that think?

Artificial Intelligence: What to think about machines that think?

 

News

November 2018 Working on our policy proposal for digital public spaces. Next meeting: 16th of November. Partnering with foraus science and technology team to kick off a swiss wide debate on AI. Igor Krawczuk represents our team on the 21st of November at SRF's dataland.

October 2018 After an insightful and encouraging feedback workshop with Nicolas Zahn and Adrienne Fichter, we determined three focus areas for our work: digital public space, AI innovation in Switzerland, and liability & responsibility in AI services.

 

Mission

We foster a deeper understanding of AI and forward looking AI policy in Switzerland.

We organize public events. We craft policy ideas. We give workshops and talks.

 

Background

From personal assistants on our smartphones to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to play a major role in our lives in the coming decades. However, due to the rapid progress of these technologies, our understanding of the future impact of AI is limited – and from hypes over recent developments, actual knowledge on these technologies' capabilities is in danger of becoming distorted. This poor understanding prevents citizens and politicians from reaching acceptable trade-offs between the benefits that AI promises and the risks it entails. The AI team at reatch, founded generously by the cogito foundations, has addressed this with the event series «A.I. – Connecting the Dots» reaching over 3000 university and high school students, as well as members of the interested public. We have also written several blog articles and are currently working policy ideas for Switzerland. Beginning of 2019, the project will enter the final phase where we reach out to politicians to discuss AI policy with them.

 

 

 

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