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Associate Professor David Reid talks AI on BBC Radio 4

David Reid, Associate Professor in Computer Science, featured on BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought alongside presenter Olly Mann.

Recorded in front of a live audience at Leaf in Liverpool, the programme discussed thought-provoking ideas linked to personal experience.

Associate Professor Reid talked about the dangers of encoding unconscious bias into artificial intelligence (AI).

Speaking on Radio 4, he said: “It's tempting, but extremely perilous, to outsource our moral responsibilities to machines... I believe it's important to keep people in the loop, but it may also be important to evolve nurturing AI to guide the underlying AI. When we link this to emotional awareness, we may be able to develop empathy, and this empathy may be able to mitigate bias." 

Associate Professor Reid is a Senior Lecturer in Computing, whose research interests include web-based biometric security; agent based systems; genetic programming; and artificial intelligence (AI). 

Listen to the interview in full here.


Published on 24/05/2018