The Association for Continuing Education (ACE) will host a virtual lecture titled “Artificial Intelligence: Promises and Perils” Monday, Oct. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. ET. The lecture will feature Wyatt Newman, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at CWRU, and Sharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center at CWRU’s School of Law.
Artificial intelligence is defined in computer science as intelligence demonstrated by machines, unlike natural intelligence displayed by humans and animals.
The speakers will cover some of the areas where artificial intelligence is being used or foreseen, and present the benefits as well as some of the detriments and ethical issues that arise.
Newman will provide examples of where artificial intelligence is already being used, including driver-less cars and how robots are being programmed to learn to think like humans. Hoffman will discuss the ethical considerations of AI, especially in the fields of medicine and privacy.