October 2017

People + Artificial Intelligence (PAIR) Initiative

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are all the rage in policymaking circles these days. But how do we turn a clear technological win – a new way of analysing information, automating tasks and raising productivity – into a clear triple-win for citizens, society and business as well? That was the theme of the High-Level Working Lunch on the People + Artificial Intelligence (PAIR) InitiativeFernanda Viégas, co-head of research at Google Brain, presented a fascinating overview of the latest learnings on the scope and reach of artificial intelligence, the challenge of embedding transparency in algorithms and the effort to ensure that machines which learn from data sets driven by human activity don’t merely replicate existing human bias in their outcomes.

Watch PAIR initiative video