Sep 05

Labor Day

12:01 AM to 11:59 PM

Sep 06

First Day of Classes

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sep 13

The Good and the Ugly: How Robots and AI Affect Human Behavior

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Davis Auditorium

Ayanna Howard, Ohio State University

CAIT Distinguished Lecture Series
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People tend to overtrust sophisticated computing devices, especially those powered by AI. As these systems become more fully interactive with humans during the performance of day-to-day activities, ethical considerations in deploying these systems must be more carefully investigated. Bias, for example, has often been encoded in and can manifest itself through AI algorithms, which humans then take guidance from, resulting in the phenomenon of excessive trust. Bias further impacts this potential risk for trust, or overtrust, in that these intelligent systems are learning by mimicking our own thinking processes, inheriting our own implicit gender and racial biases, for example. These types of human-machine feedback loops may consequently have a direct impact on the overall quality of the interaction between humans and machines, whether the interaction is in the domains of healthcare, job-placement, or other high-impact life scenarios. In this talk, we will discuss various forms of human overtrust with respect to these intelligent machines and possible ways to mitigate the impact of bias in our interactions with them.

Sep 19

Distinguished Lecture - Jignesh Patel

11:40 AM to 12:40 PM

Davis Auditorium

Jignesh Patel, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sep 28

Distinguished Lecture - Allison Bishop

11:40 AM to 12:40 PM

Davis Auditorium

Allison Bishop, Proof