Title: Mental Models and the Limits of AI (Artificial Intelligence)
Time: 9 September 2021 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Place: Online Zoom meeting only; see description
Talk and Q&A with Kenneth Cukier, Senior Editor at The Economist and coauthor of the bestselling books Framers and Big Data.
What is the role of Human Beings when AI makes all the decisions? It is that we "frame" the world -- that is, we use "mental models" to act within it. It's something AI cannot do. It is only by better framing that humanity can respond effectively to our toughest societal challenges.
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