The social impact of artificial intelligence

By Matt MahoneyNov.

The social impact of artificial intelligence

Fernando Diaz — Principal Research Manager at Microsoft Research Episode 30, June 27, Developing complex artificial intelligence systems in a lab is a challenging task, but what happens when they go into production and interact with real humans?

He and his colleagues are trying to understand — and address — the social implications of these systems as they enter the open world. Diaz shares his insights on the kinds of questions we need to be asking about artificial intelligence and its impact on society.

He also talks about how algorithms can affect your taste in music, and why now, more than ever, computer science education needs to teach ethics along with algorithms.

The social impact of artificial intelligence

Visit our podcast page on Microsoft. Subscribe and listen to new podcasts each week on iTunes Email: Subscribe and listen by email Android: Subscribe and listen on Android Spotify: Developing complex artificial intelligence systems in a lab is a challenging task, but what happens when they go into production and interact with real humans?

That and much more on this episode of the Microsoft Research Podcast. Fernando Diaz, welcome to the podcast. So, information retrieval or web search, computer vision, these have all been developed over the course of many, many decades.

Why this interest for you now? What questions are you asking? What piqued your interest in going this direction? So, I obviously went to graduate school and got a PhD, and was studying these systems at a pretty abstract level and really conducting experiments with data that was static and collected offline.

And soon after graduate school, I came into an industrial research lab and was working with production teams that were implementing the techniques that I was studying in graduate school and you begin to realize that when you take these algorithms and you scale them out and you put them in front of real users, a lot of the basic assumptions that you were making in the laboratory were not well supported in reality.

And so that was sort of a check for me in terms of my research agenda, really coming back to first principles and trying to understand better, ok, what is the problem here, what exactly do I need to be measuring, and how do I optimize for this right metric, whatever that might be?

Examining the social impacts of artificial intelligence with Dr. Fernando Diaz

So, you were at Microsoft Research before, and then you took a bit of a break and then you came back. What brought you back? And so, when the opportunity arose to re-join Microsoft Research in the new Montreal lab, it was the perfect fit.

Especially since the lab itself focuses on artificial intelligence.AI and its social impact in the future You have been using products powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) for a while — perhaps without even knowing it.

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