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Group Meeting: Artificial Intelligence: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
This month, we welcome Professor Paul Krause, who will be speaking on the subject of "Artificial Intelligence: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly". Professor Krause is Director of Research in the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey. He graduated in Pure Mathematics and Experimental Physics at Exeter University in 1977. His talk will focus on the interface between computer systems and human society. He believes that computer systems and AI can help our understanding of many of society’s problems, but that the challenges are considerable. “I do want to emphasise the positives, but it will always remain a matter of our own choice whether we make this a positive opportunity or a negative one.”

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Do you think about what is right and wrong, based on reason and respect for others?

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