Join SHPE SV and Maxim Integrated for a discussion about Cesar A. Hidalgo’s, the speaker, book titled “How Humans Judge Machines”
César A. Hidalgo is a Chilean-Spanish-American scholar known for his
contributions to economic complexity, data visualization, and applied artificial
intelligence. Hidalgo currently holds a Chair at the Artificial and Natural
Intelligence Institute (ANITI) at the University of Toulouse. He is also an
Honorary Professor at the University of Manchester and a Visiting Professor
at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Between 2010 and
2019 Hidalgo led MIT’s Collective Learning group, climbing through the ranks
from Assistant to Associate Professor.
How would you feel about losing your job to a machine? How
about a tsunami alert system that fails? Would you react differently to acts
of discrimination performed by a machine or a human? How about public
surveillance? Are there conditions in which we judge machines unfairly?
Is our judgment of machines affected by the moral dimensions of a scenario?
Is our judgment of machines correlated with demographic factors, such as
education or gender? In his book “How Humans Judge Machines,” Hidalgo
and colleagues use hard science to take on these pressing technological
questions. Through original research, they bring us one step closer to understanding the ethical
consequences of artificial intelligence.
“How Humans Judge Machines” can be read for free at www.judgingmachines.com