AI/Machine Learning in the Age of Corona
Since the last few weeks, most business and life globally have been disrupted by the Corona Pandemic. It is a Healthcare & Economic nightmare like no previous one. The possible impact, scale, speed with which it has spread globally and also the response by governments, healthcare systems and communities have responded is unprecedented.
There is a lot of bad news from all over the world especially China where it started and much of Europe and the Americas which it has spread out. I wrote about the role of Network Effects in my previous blog https://www.networkquotient.org/2020/03/corona-virus-has-high-nq-covid19-corona.html. In this blog elaborate on the vital role that AI & ML has played and can play in managing or containing this pandemic.
Over the last many years the technology world has been projecting, speculating & debating about AI & Machine Learning and the role of Humans and Ethics in AI & ML in a wold where Robots are likely to reach and exceed human intelligence. One of the ways the research community has been defining that is the role of Artificial General Intelligence. The Turing test, developed by Alan Turing in 1950, is a test of a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. Turing proposed that a human evaluator would judge natural language conversations between a human and a machine designed to generate human-like responses.
This news article by MN Islam of Ticonsys from the Daily Star has given a shining example of how Big Data & AI Is helping South Korea Winning the fight against Coronavirus using big data and AI. These are the type of technical challenges and moral dilemma questions that we can hope to raise and debate in the AI & ML Track of upcoming TiEcon 2020.
Volunteers of AI/ML Track team are working on inviting industry and tech pioneers as sponsors and speakers. The wish list includes Dominique Shelton-Leipzig of Perkins Coie, Param Khalon of UiPath, Vik Kapoor of Pfizer, Peter Bailis of SISU, Shobz Ahluwalia of Uber, Krishna Gade of Fiddler.ai, Andew Ng of AI Fund, Vijay Tella of Workato, Lighthouse , Don Piotter of Deliotte, Luke Kosek of GigaFund, Jack HIdary of Alphabet X, Divya Chander of Singularity University , Mia Dand of Lighthouse.
Note: Above is just a personal blog and wish list and not a confirmed or official approved blog from TiE