Pages tagged: Expert systems

Moral reasoning with Marija Slavkovik

Marija Slavkovik is an associate professor in AI at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen in Norway. She works on collective reasoning and decision making and is specifically interested in these types of problems in machine ethics. Machine ethics is basically trying to answer the question of how do we program various levels of ethical behaviour in artificial agents. It is a very interesting field for both computer scientists and humanists and I like it because it pushes very hard reasoning problems back to the surface of AI.

Marija's background is in computational logic and in control theory and is also interested in all aspects of automation. She mainly writes scientific articles on computational social choice and multi-agent systems. However, being in a half media department, she is exposed to a lot of issues in how information spreads in social networks and how information gets distorted after being spread through a network and/or aggregated. Marija is now trying to bring this problem into the Machine Ethics conversation, because there is a lot of decision automation happening behind the scenes of information sharing, we see a lot of emergent behaviour of systems of artificial agents and people, but we do not fully understand it or can control it.

Our AI intentions with Rishal Hurbans

Rishal is a solutions architect at Entelect where he is responsible for strategic planning, ideating, and designing and developing solutions for local and international clients; whilst actively growing knowledge and skills within the company, community, and industry.

He has a passion for growing people and teams, software architecture, design thinking, artificial intelligence, and philosophy.

Rishal founded Prolific Idea in 2015 where innovation is cultivated through research and technology. Prolific Idea has since launched a collaborative productivity platform, Hivemind and is currently building a straight-though document processing platform,

Rishal founded and runs the Artificial Intelligence South Africa(AI ZA) group and is an active speaker at conferences. He is also an Intel Innovator in AI which allows for research and development with cutting edge technology.

Rishal has authored a book with Manning Publications - Grokking Artificial Intelligence Algorithms, aimed at demystifying AI algorithms for technologists by teaching the approaches through practical problem solving and visual explanations.

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