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The Dangers of Data-Driven Activity | AI for Government Summit, Toronto

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building, 222 Bremner Boulevard Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3L9 Toronto Canada (map)

Artificial intelligence presents exciting opportunities to help individuals to improve decision-making, companies to improve productivity, and governments to improve public policies. AI also presents dangerous opportunities to make decisions for individuals, to lead companies to replace humans with machines, and to provide governments with unimaginable surveillance power. However focusing only on the benefits and risks of AI treats AI as a mere tool. This perspective reveals the true danger of AI: how we talk about AI. What must be realized is that AI reshapes how we see the world, including how we understand what “benefits” and “risks” even mean.