Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way we live and work, with ethical consequences - and the well-being of your organization depends on a clear understanding of the limits of algorithmic fairness. Executives need to understand the limitations of AI, uncover our assumptions of AI capabilities and recognize the danger of using them in ill-informed or naïve ways with undesirable outcomes.
Machines are already being given the power to make life-altering, everyday decisions, and the ramifications are only beginning to be understood.
- In 2014, Amazon developed a recruiting tool for identifying software engineers it might want to hire; the system swiftly began discriminating against women, and the company abandoned it in 2017.
- In 2016, a commercially developed system designed to help judges make better sentencing decisions - predicting the likelihood that criminals will re-offend - was found to be biased against African Americans.
- In the past two years, self-driving cars that rely on rules and training data to operate have caused fatal accidents when confronted with unfamiliar sensory feedback.
The core problem is this: AI systems make decisions that reinforce what they’ve learned from real-world data, which is sometimes flawed. There are many factors that determine the creditworthiness of a loan applicant. But a machine might look at that applicant and only see race, or education level. Training it properly is the responsibility of the machine’s keepers.
Join top business leaders for an intensive one-day program to gain the insights you need to function in an increasingly AI-driven world. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of the the technology - the current possibilities, long-term applications, and widespread implications for the way we live and work today.
- Interactive teaching methods will include dynamic group discussions, class lectures and the case study method to analyze real-life situations and effects of AI in industry.
- Examination of implications of these new tools for business strategy, the ethical and societal issues they raise and the limits of algorithmic impartiality.
- With a focus on the organizational and managerial implications of these technologies - rather than on their technical aspects - you will gain insights you need to make decisions about integrating AI intelligently and responsibly in your organization.
|Instructor||Date and Time||Location|
|Shannon French||Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ||Cleveland, OH||Add to Cart|
- A foundational understanding of AI as an option generator, and the limits of algorithmic fairness
- A recognition of the negative effects of human biases (e.g. racism, sexism, ageism, etc.) and how automation bias can get "baked into" computer algorithms
- A chance to explore positive ways AI might augment human decision-making in a principled organization
- An awareness of pitfalls to avoid in the race to deploy advanced automated and maching learning systems ("first mouse dies, second mouse gets the cheese")
Who Should Attend
Corporate managers and executives, nonprofit leaders and managers, IT managers, and educators who want to apply AI automation while mitigating bias, and understand the risks of unintended consequences.
Individual Participants: $695
Package Pricing: 1 class day per participant