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Is the Algorithm Plotting Against Us?
June 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Discover the long-term impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on our world! Join us for an insightful event where we’ll explore the revolutionary changes brought about by AI and its potential consequences. Our special guest speaker, Kenneth Wenger, will share his expertise from his groundbreaking book.
Artificial intelligence is everywhere—it’s in our houses, phones, and cars. AI makes decisions about what we should buy, watch, and read, and it won’t be long before AI’s in our hospitals combing through our records. Maybe soon it will even be deciding who’s innocent and who goes to jail.
In Is the Algorithm Plotting Against Us? A Layperson’s Guide to the Concepts, Math, and Pitfalls of AI (February 2023; Working Fires Foundation) AI expert Kenneth Wenger deftly explains the complexity at the heart of artificial intelligence. He celebrates the elegance and ingenuity of AI algorithms—and you don’t need a computer science degree to follow along.
“The purpose of this book is to explain how AI works at a level of detail that makes these algorithms accessible to a general audience,” Wenger writes. “Why should you get involved in the discussion if you are not a scientist? Because each of us can influence our collective future. You have the ability to influence policy every time you go out and vote. The public can decide what areas of research should get more attention. You will be better served by understanding how these systems work and what we realistically need to worry about rather than making an emotional decision based on uninformed sensationalist ideas.”