International Conference on AI in Work, Innovation, Productivity and Skills

Conversation between Marjory Blumenthal and Professors Ross King and Hiroaki Kitano on the growing importance of AI in science

Feb 23, 2022 | 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM


In a context where some scholars claim that the productivity of science is stagnating, and when research breakthroughs are essential to addressing global challenges - from climate change to ageing populations - accelerating progress in science is critical. AI could raise the pace of progress in science and discovery, helping boost the contribution of innovation and science to long-term improvements in living standards. The session discussants will consider how AI is being used in the scientific process, what the impacts of AI are and could be, what steps governments should prioritise to help amplify the impacts of AI on science, and what AI could achieve in science in the medium-term. Moderator: Marjory Blumenthal, Director of Technology and International Affairs, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; former Executive Director of the President of the United States’ Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Panellists: • Ross King, Professor of Machine Intelligence at Chalmers University of Technology • Horoaki Kitano, President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories; Group Director, Laboratory for Disease Systems Modeling, inter alia. The live session time above reflects your computer's local time zone. The session will be recorded and available on replay the day after the live stream.

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