Course Details

910: The Pleasures and Perils of AI in Society

July 10-12
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Data is the new "oil" of the 21st century, and AI is a gas guzzler. It is nothing short of miraculous, and also "mind blind" toward crucial human affairs. What it is not, is some impartial judge, divorced from its programmers and training datasets. We examine its current and anticipated abilities, and the minefields that surround this new terrain, plus potential novel solutions. We as digitally literate global citizens can help usher along a new era in which technology becomes co-creators and not colonizers. We delve into protecting our own data, examine the data that serve as AI training grounds, and its vast applications in business models, marketing, HR, politics, elections, social media and the arts.

Class Type: Lecture and Discussion

Class Format: In-Person

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Carolyn Jew

Carolyn Jew attended Stanford and the University of Chicago, covering business, philosophy, sociology, and neuroscience. She researches AI business and cultural implications for universities and Fortune 500 companies. Her current obsession (I mean hobby) is screenwriting. She loves current tv/film/music/podcasts and the arts.