Hitchhiker's Guide to the AI Galaxy, Part 3

This is the third in our four-part lunch and learn series “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the AI Galaxy” with apologies to Douglas Adams.

Self-driving cars. ChatGPT. Cancer detection. Smart speakers. Robots in manufacturing… and even in our homes. AI is seemingly everywhere these days. So what does the average human need to know about the artificial intelligence that is quickly becoming part of our everyday lives?

Knoxville entrepreneur and Lirio Chief Evangelist Patrick Hunt translates complex technical concepts into easily digestible, bite-sized nuggets of helpful information.

In this episode recorded on May 18, Patrick examines some of the ethical, legal, regulatory, and other issues that arise in AI applications, including concepts like the black box and explainable AI.

A video recording of this event is available on Internet Archive. We thank Knoxville Community Media for these recordings.

Music credit: "Three Stories" by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial License

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Melissa listens to hours of podcasts on most days. She started the habit with the intention of taking long walks, but podcasts proved to be more addicting than exercise. She records, edits and mixes podcasts for the library.
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Alan May

Alan May works as a librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, The Idaho Review, DIAGRAM, and others. He has published three books of poetry.