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The Artificial Intelligence and Society discussion group is an interdisciplinary group, set up to discuss the social and ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Our members are drawn from several departments at the University of Otago, including Computer Science, Information Science, Philosophy, Law, Zoology, and HEDC (the Higher Education Development Centre).

Our main current activity is a regular seminar series. Seminars are held on Fridays at 3:30pm in the Owheo Building, room G34. This page will hold a record of the seminars that have taken place.

Introductory seminars:

Seminar 1 (4th March): Introduction. (Alistair Knott, James McLaurin, Colin Gavaghan)

Seminar 2 (18th March): Survey of Initiatives discussing AI and Society around the world. (Michael Winikoff, Martin Takac, Alistair Knott)

Seminars surveying the state-of-the-art in AI, and prospects for the near future:

Seminar 3 (8th April): Machine Learning, Computer Vision. (Brendan McCane, Steven Mills)

Seminar 4 (15th April): Motor Control, Agents. (Mike Paulin, Michael Winikoff)