THE podcast: AI and higher education

How do academic researchers stand to benefit from investments in artificial intelligence and what do these advancements mean for higher education learning? 

May 11, 2018
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Europe has officially entered the race to be a leader in artificial intelligence technology and it’s leveraging its “European values” as a way to attract investors. Rachael Pells talks about the European Commission’s AI research fund injection and the awkward positioning Brexit will place on the UK’s involvement in this initiative. 

How universities in Europe will benefit from this funding remains to be seen but in the US, where there are no European values and AI development is leagues ahead of the continent, researches say the boom is from private sector innovation while public grants are harder to come by. There's also some scepticism about the government ever becoming an ethical watchdog. 

Sara Custer is joined by THE reporter Rachael Pells and professor in computer science at Cornell University Claire Cardie.

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