We asked people out and about in London what they wanted to know about AI - and got answers from an AI scientist and machine learning expert. It's Street Smart Science!
Questions are answered by Jonathan Richard Schwarz, Research Fellow in Foundational AI, Harvard University.
00:30 How is AI actually programmed?
1:41 What safeguards are being putting in place for AI?
2:47 What is the legal point of view for AI and medicine?
4:18 How will AI impact young people's lives?
5:58 What are the ethics of AI research?
7:32 Should the public have full access to AI?
9:25 How can we know what training data AI uses?
10:10 How will AI impact the climate crisis?
12:12 Can AI generated art ever look like human creativity?
Jonathan Richard Schwarz is a Research Fellow at Harvard University, working on all forms of Efficient Machine Learning and its application to scientific and medical problems. Previously, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Google DeepMind and obtained his PhD from the joint DeepMind-University College London programme, advised by Yee Whye Teh and Peter Latham. His thesis focused on using sparse parameterisations and knowledge transfer for this purpose. Before that, he spent two years at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit and graduated top-of-the class from The University of Edinburgh.
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