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AI and You is a 10-episode-long podcast series answering the burning questions revolving around the present and future impact of artificial intelligence on our lives. A series hosted by Madeleina Kay.
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AI and You is a 10-episode-long podcast series answering the burning questions revolving around the present and future impact of artificial intelligence on our lives. A series hosted by Madeleina Kay.
Follow us on 
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Twitter
The series is produced by Europod in the framework of the WePod project, co-funded by the European Commission. Find all other linguistic versions (FR, DE, IT, SP, PL) on the website
Find also in this feed Disconnected in 2050, a dystopian podcast series and follow Ezra, hyperconnected to Infinity, a metaverse that has transformed Brussels and facilitates most actions in everyone's lives.

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    Episode 10 : The Future of AI

    Episode 10 : The Future of AI

    The final episode of AI and You casts a light on the disadvantages and the advantages of Artificial Intelligence in various sectors. A hope-filled potential for the future exists but AI could also bring some dangers. For now, what we do know is that our intelligence is real, and if we combine our human intelligence with compassion, ethics, transparency and the right political will, we might just be able to create a brighter future.


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    Episode 9 : How important is AI regulation?

    Episode 9 : How important is AI regulation?

    AI is one of the most hotly debated topics in parliaments, governments, and European and international institutions currently. At the end of 2023, 31 countries had already passed some form of AI legislation, and 13 were actively debating new laws. The recently passed EU AI law has caused quite a stir in recent months.  All eyes are now on the US as the 2024 elections may impact the generative AI legislation.
    Sources:
    AI Regulation is Coming- What is the Likely Outcome? : CSIS
    Current US AI regulation means adopting a strategic — and communicative — approach : Thomson Reuters
    EU’s AI Act Falls Short on Protecting Rights at Borders : Just Security
    Brussels EU Quarter : Lobby Planet
    Big Tech lobbying should not derail the AI Act : Corporate Europe Observatory
    Microsoft partners with Mistral in second AI deal beyond OpenAI : The Verge
    Microsoft's deal with Mistral AI faces EU scrutiny : Reuters

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    Episode 8 : How secure is AI?

    Episode 8 : How secure is AI?

    AI systems can search through enormous volumes of personal data, including criminal histories and other characteristics deemed to be "risk factors”. Recently, organisations have voiced worries about the French government's intention to utilise AI monitoring in the run-up to the Olympics in Paris. The most dreaded development in the near future is the emergence of deadly weapons driven by AI that are autonomous.
    Sources: 
    There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks : Pro Publica
    A new look at the intersection of predictive policing, poverty and stress in LA : Centre of Health Journalism
    LAPD ended predictive policing programs amid public outcry. A new effort shares many of their flaws : The Guardian
    Predictive policing: When AI predicts criminal activity : Digital World
    London Underground Is Testing Real-Time AI Surveillance Tools to Spot Crime : WIRED
    Paris 2024 Olympics: Concern over French plan for AI surveillance : BBC
    Russia illegally used facial recognition to arrest protestor, human rights court rules : Politico
    ‘The Gospel’: how Israel uses AI to select bombing targets in Gaza : The Guardian
    Israel under pressure to justify its use of AI in Gaza : Politico


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    Episode 7 : Can AI solve the climate crisis?

    Episode 7 : Can AI solve the climate crisis?

    Can technology participate in solving the climate crisis? When it comes to energy waste optimisation, AI can step in and help. It can also optimise energy grids and make renewable energy sources more efficient. However, AI can’t tackle all problems related to the climate crisis and it is more often a short-term solution to a long-term problem. 

    Sources:
    How Can We Use AI To Address Global Challenges Like Climate Change? : Forbes
    Electricity consumption worldwide in 2022, by leading country : Statista
    Cal Fire now using artificial intelligence to fight wildfires : CBS News
    Reducing Emissions from deforestation and degradation : Caisse des Depôts
    Could AI help stop deforestation before it starts? : World Wildlife Magazine
    IKI Project – An International Climate Initiative : Environmental Emergencies Centre
    Mining for Data: The Extractive Economy Behind AI : Green European Journal
    Energy and Policy Considerations for Deep Learning in NLP : Emma Strubell Ananya Ganesh Andrew McCallum
    Climate change : World Health Organization


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    Episode 6 : AI and Equality

    Episode 6 : AI and Equality

    Have you already heard about AI-powered hiring practices?
    Is this common practice reducing inequality, or reinforcing discrimination? 
    Some tech experts argue that AI can also be an opportunity to overcome all forms of bias, even those within humankind. 
    Sources:
    Racist technology in action: White only soap dispensers : Racism and technology centre
    Amazon ditched AI recruiting tool that favored men for technical jobs : The Guardian
    Meet Tengai, the job interview robot who won't judge you : BBC  
    Solans, D., Beretta, A., Portela, M., Castillo, C. & Monreale, A. Human Response to an AI-Based Decision Support System: A User Study on the Effects of Accuracy and Bias.
    What Really Happened When Google Ousted Temnit Gebru : Wired 
    These Women Tried to Warn Us About AI : Rolling Stone


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    Episode 5 : Can AI help us take better care of ourselves?

    Episode 5 : Can AI help us take better care of ourselves?

    AI has the potential to make certain diagnoses earlier and more accurately than human beings. However, some AI deployments in healthcare could harm us more than help us. 
    For what concerns mental health care, the use of AI has revealed that there are still “significant gaps” in our ability to apply these models for this purpose. Nonetheless, people are already turning to AI chatbots for mental health support.
    Sources:
    Life expectancy at birth, total (years) : The World Bank
    MB-SupCon: Microbiome-based Predictive Models via Supervised Contrastive Learning : Journal of Molecular Biology
    Is B.M.I. a Scam? : The New york Times
    The Role of AI in Drug Discovery: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies : The National Library of Medicine 
    Using artificial intelligence to collect data on children’s eye diseases at the Central Eye Hospital : DIVE
    AI Assisted Infant Eye Disease Screening: Early Detection is of Crucial Importance : Huawei
    Lawsuits take aim at use of AI tool by health insurance companies to process claims : CBS News
    Why AI is the new frontier in the battle to treat the male mental health crisis : The Telegraph
    Technology and the Future of Mental Health Treatment : National Institute of Mental Health
    A new frontier in mental health: Technology : US health News
    Challenges for Artificial Intelligence in Recognizing Mental Disorders : National Library of Medicine
    Racial Bias in Health Care Artificial Intelligence : NIHCM Foundation
    Experts call for more diversity to combat bias in artificial intelligence : CNN News


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