Technology Dialogue - Generative Artificial Intelligence: Promise and PerilVIEW EVENT DETAILS
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Asia Society Hong Kong Center is proud to present a conversation between Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Principal of Jesus College Oxford, one of the world’s foremost computer scientists, and Jen Zhu Scott, a founding partner at IN. Capital and a leading expert and investor in artificial intelligence (AI).
In only a few short months, generative AI tools like ChatGPT, DALL-E, and Midjourney have become household names around the world, prompting a competitive race to build new and better programs, as well as questions about how such programs can and should be used. What can these new tools help human intelligence achieve, and what are the pitfalls and limits of such technologies? What lessons can we learn from the history of AI? Please join us for an in-depth discussion between two of the world’s leading AI and computer science experts of the promise and peril of generative AI.
Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt is one of the world’s foremost computer scientists. He is a respected leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence and was one of the first to be active in the interdisciplinary field of Web Science.
He is Principal of Jesus College Oxford and a Professor of Computing Science at the University of Oxford. Nigel has a degree in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Newcastle and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh. At Oxford he his research has focused on human centered AI in a wide range of applications. Most recently he was asked to lead the setting up of the Oxford Institute of Ethics in AI. He has been a passionate advocate for open data, advising UK governments since 2009 and co-founded the Open Data Institute with inventor of the Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
Having authored over 500 publications, he has researched and published on topics ranging from cognitive psychology to computational neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence to the Semantic Web. He was one of the originators of the interdisciplinary field of Web Science. He is the co-author of The Spy in the Coffee Machine and is an authority on issues to do with privacy and trust in the Digital age. In 2018 he published The Digital Ape: how to live (in peace) with smart machines, described as a ‘landmark book’.
His work has also crossed into the private sector. He co-founded Garlik in 2008, a company created to help protect personal information and prevent identity theft, which was awarded Technology Pioneer status by the Davos World Economic Forum. Garlik had over 500,000 users when acquired by Experian in November 2011. He is a non-executive director on a number of boards including Benevolent AI – a company specializing in AI for drug discovery.
In its 50th Anniversary year 2006-2007, Nigel Shadbolt was President of the British Computer Society. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the British Computer Society.
Jen Zhu Scott is a Founding Partner at IN. Capital, an investment firm focusing on AI and Web3. She is the Chairman of The Commons Project, a non-profit public trust to build digital goods as public service. Jen is a Forbes World's Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018 and a Co-Chair of the Fortune Global Tech Forum in 2019. She is among Fortune's The Most Influential Business Women in China in 2021. Jennifer is a China Fellow of The Aspen Institute and has a dual Fellowship at The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). In 2014, Jen was appointed as one of the 18 council members of the China Council convened by the Global Agenda Council, the World Economic Forum’s think tank. In 2016, WEF re-appointed her to be one of 20 members of the inaugural Council of The Future of Blockchain, and in 2020, the Data Policy Council. Jennifer was honored by WEF as a Young Global Leader in 2013.
Jen studied Applied Mathematics at Sichuan University and earned an MBA in Finance at Manchester Business School. She completed the public policy and leadership program at Yale University in 2013, at Harvard Kennedy School in 2016, and in Oxford University in 2017. She also graduated from the inaugural executive program on sustainability energy and leadership at Princeton University in 2018. In 2017, Jennifer debated against the notion of Universal Basic Income at Oxford Union, and at Davos 2018, she debated against Nobel Prize winner Prof. Robert Shiller and Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley on Crypto Assets. She is a consultant for Season 5 and 6 of the HBO show Silicon Valley and a frequent public speaker and published author on data ownership, AI, and digital monetary policies. Her TED talk “Why you should get paid for your data” has more than 3.3 million views.
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