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Ada Lovelace Lecture: Artificial Intelligence through the Looking Glass

Wendy Hall

Monday, 19 March 2018

6:00pm

1 hour

Weston Lecture Theatre

Free

Computer scientist Dame Wendy Hall explains how artificial intelligence can already outperform humans on some tasks and looks at the implications for human society. This event is free but tickets must be booked through the usual channels.

Hall says artificial intelligence is still a long way from being as powerful as the human brain but it will lead to many jobs being replaced by automated processes and machines. It is particularly able to outperform humans in analysing large amounts of data and predicting results. Hall argues that artificial intelligence offers great opportunities to develop new companies, grow jobs and benefit society. However, we must be aware of the threats to society and the ethical, accountability and diversity issues we need to address.

Hall is Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, executive director of the Web Science Institute, and co-chair of the UK government’s AI review.

The Ada Lovelace Lecture is presented by Bodleian Libraries in association with the University of Oxford Department of Computer Science.. Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron and a mathematician and writer who is seen as an early pioneer of the computer. This annual lecture is devoted to a scientific topic.

Miranda Seymour and Ursula Martin discuss the life of Ada Lovelace at another festival event at 4pm on the same day.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine