Developing Your BS Detector: The Hype & Reality of AI

Keynote 1     Start Time : 13:45     End Time : 14:45

Talk Abstract:

In this talk, we look at popular myths about what AI is, and what AI could be in the future. We look at current examples of AI, how they use deception to appear more ‘intelligent’, and look at lessons we can learn from stories of big AI failures. AI’s unique characteristic is that it accentuates and reflects our humanity. Bias in AI demonstrates this and over-hype and trust in AI’s abilities can have negative implications for individuals, group and society in general. We need to think about the impact of our technology on people, to understand and take responsibility for the social and personal impact it can have. As software testers, developing your BS detector, with an empathetic framework, will enable you to ensure AI systems are valuable, ethical, and successful through your practice.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Understanding what AI is, and is not.
  2. A finely tuned BS detector for AI
  3. The importance of empathy in testing systems, especially those that make decisions affecting people

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  • Speaker


    Chris McKillop - CEO/Co-Founder, Turalt, Canada

    Dr. Chris McKillop is a thought leader on AI, ethics, and empathy. She is CEO/Co-Founder of Turalt. Dr. McKillop has a degree in Artificial Intelligence, an MSc in Human-Centred Computer Systems, and a PhD in Educational Technology which focussed on the emotional dimensions of learning. Her research led to over 25 publications and numerous international conference presentations. She has a long record pioneering technological innovations to improve learning in both academic and workplace settings. Her personal mission is to show how AI can help us understand our humanity, and to help make the world a more empathetic place.