Won’t you be my neighbor? How Artificial Intelligences are Changing Human Communities

Dave Lattanzi

The recent pandemic has shed new light on what it means to live, work, and play as part of a community. New tools and communication technologies have helped to reduce social isolation and connect us like never before, and yet these same technologies have also highlighted challenges with respect to trust, disinformation, and fairness. What is less well-known is that an on-rush of artificial intelligence technologies are poised to revolutionize our communities and cities in ways that are, frankly, difficult to envision or predict. Implementing these advances safely and fairly will require an educated and engaged population. In this talk, I will discuss recent advances in artificial intelligence as they pertain to the idea of “smart” cities and communities. Rather than a discussion of technical details, I will present advances within the framework of human-AI partnership, and as a rethink of who we consider members of our communities.

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen