Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Society Technological and Ethical Concerns

Oge Marques
Science / Current Events

Course Description

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has experienced significant growth during the past few years, leading to increasing concerns about the likelihood of AI-powered solutions replacing highly trained humans in a multitude of professions, from truck drivers to radiologists. Along with the speed and intensity at which the technical advancements are reaching the headlines, there are growing concerns about the social, ethical, economical, and philosophical aspects of AI, which have provided the script for many Hollywood blockbusters and successful TV series. This lecture will provide an introduction to AI, with an overview of its foundations and a rich collection of contemporary successful examples of AI in action. There will be an examination of some of the most important technological and ethical concerns associated with the increased use of AI in contemporary life. Some of the most frequently asked questions will be addressed. What does it mean to say that a computer/robot exhibits intelligent behavior? Are we close to solving the general intelligence problem using computers and robots? Will computers/robots replace humans, and, if so, how soon and in which areas? Adopting a balanced and technical approach, and using a rich set of images and videos, Dr. Marques will present a large number of examples of applications of AI that will broaden your view of the field and allow a better understanding of its foundations, applications, and implications.

About the Instructor

  • Oge Marques, PhD, is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University. He is a world-renowned expert in the fields of image processing, computer vision, human vision, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. His current research focuses on applying AI to healthcare. He is the author of ten technical books, one patent, and more than a hundred scientific articles in his fields of expertise. Marques is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and a Fellow of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute. He has won several awards, including the Engineers’ Council John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year Award (2019) and the FAU Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching Award (2018, 2011, 2004).