#SXSW20 #PanelPicker session WHEN IS #AI NOT A GOOD IDEA?

https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/101892  open the discussion on the #ethics and #transparency of AI #algorithms, their value points in society and the risks they both resolve and create. The concept of open and accountable AI is starting to become the voice of reason in #society and #regulators, #policy makers and #rights organisations are gaining ground towards #transparency.

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The panel includes both technology and human focused professionals who will open the discussion on the ethics and transparency of AI algorithms, their value points in society and the risks they both resolve and create. The concept of open and accountable AI is starting to become the voice of reason in society and regulators, policy makers and rights organisations are gaining ground towards transparency. Will this enable or disable this machine capability or cause a new direction in algorithm design engaged with principals around controlling and limiting cultural bias and recording point in time contextual outputs to validate all decisions.

  1. Different types of AI
  2. AI transparency risks and opportunities
  3. Components and complexity in AI algorithm design



Paul Kiernan Director or Decision PointFor the last 13 years, Paul Kiernan has worked at C-Level with global professional services firms in Sydney & London, providing market intelligence and managing Mergers & Acquisitions. Since returning to the UK in 2017, Paul has assisted high growth Australian technology businesses establish in Europe. Most recently, Paul brokered the acquisition of an international investment practice by a publicly listed law firm based in London.




Mark Blyth is the William R. Rhodes ’57 Professor of International Economics, at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, at Brown University. He finished his PhD. in political science at Columbia University in 1999. He then joined the Johns Hopkins University before moving to Brown University in 2009 where he became Professor of International Political Economy. His research focuses upon the causes of stability and change in the economy and why people continue to believe stupid economic ideas despite buckets of evidence to the contrary. The power of economic ideas is a common theme in Blyth’s work, as seen in his recent award winning Book, Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea (New York: Oxford University Press 2015); The Future of the Euro (New York: Oxford University Press 2015), and in his new projects on the political foundations of economic growth, and how to reduce inequality by growing assets for everyone who is not already rich. 


Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the software industry. Skilled in Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Go-To-Market Strategy, IT Strategy, Professional Services, and building capable, committed teams. Strong business development and client relationship professional. Human reasoning (Artificial Intelligence) software that helps organisations better understand the decisions they have to make. Strategic, operational, tactical. Insight that is transparent, detailing the risks, drivers, indicators of your situation at that time. Used in Intelligence, for strategic planning, risk assessments in finance and to predict investment success. Gartner Cool Vendor in 2016.


Karl Smith Director or Decision PointKarl Smith, a technology thought leader whose 30 years’ of experience includes Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain. Karl has a track record of building new technology products & consulting professional services from the ground up into successful revenue generating offerings including the launch of Wipro Digital and Accenture EUX. Karl is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and is involved with the Cognitive Computing Consortium and the Government Blockchain Association in the USA. He is often associated with the hundreds of Usability and User Experience projects he has delivered to global brands over a 25 year period and his passion for all things Human Centred. Karl’s most recent engagement was a leading role in one of the largest end-to-end Enterprise Agility projects refocusing the organisation on to customer journeys instead of specialised departments for a major banking group in the UK.

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