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With so much buzz about AI at present, we invite blog post contributions which demystify key topics.

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Leaving AI explainers up to tech companies: What could go wrong?

Opinion: By Tania Duarte In the absence of any funded civil society or national school and adult initiatives in the UK, tech companies fill the vacuum. For instance, Snapchat.AI have an AI literacy guide and Google DeepMind have developed Experience AI. It can seem sensible to educators and policymakers to make use of free resources […]

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Five people and a dog are seen in outline in orange, against an orange background. Two of the people talk to each other, one stands along with her stick, one walks a dog, and the other is in a wheelchair. All of them look at their mobile phones intently, and all cast shadows on the ground. The shadows are made up of network diagrams, being representative rather than a literal shadow.

An AI-first economy may be unsustainable and undemocratic

Why preparing people needs to come first for our economy Opinion: by Ismael Kherroubi Garcia The UK government has consistently made the case in recent years for promoting innovation through the investment in, and development and deployment of, artificial intelligence (AI) research and systems. However, the government has not made any significant headway in filling […]

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Are AI documentaries sonic playgrounds of hype?

Commentary: Dr Jenn Chubb  In a previous post on Better Images of AI blog, Dr Jenn Chubb and Dr Liam Maloney described the ways in which the sonic framing of AI in narratives affects the public understanding of science. Building on her recent research about the role of music and sound in AI documentaries, Jenn […]

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An Opportunity for Public Education and Understanding:

Exploring the Filmmaker’s Role in the Perception and Reception of AI Opinion: By Tess Buckley I went to church in Cambridge last month to visit a distant relative who lectures as a theologian and philosopher. Although not religious, I was curious about what the church service would entail. During the service, a prayer was delivered […]

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Free online course “Living with AI” is back – tell your friends!

News: The second run of a five-week free course for anyone on AI starts on the 15th January 2023 We were delighted to work with The Scottish AI Alliance designing content for their course designed to give the general public of Scotland (and beyond!) an introduction to the world of AI. The course was to […]

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AI News Narrative: Headlines Shape Knowledge

Opinion: By Tess Buckley My Grandpa (or, as I called him, Boppy) used to read the paper every morning. I remember eating my eggs in silence with him and squinting, trying my best to catch whatever was on the other side of his reading. He shook the papers before flipping to the next side as […]

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A brightly coloured illustration which can be viewed in any direction. It has many elements to it working together: men in suits around a table, someone in a data centre, big hands controlling the scenes and holding a phone, people in a production line. Motifs such as network diagrams and melting emojis are placed throughout the busy vignettes.

The human cost of automation bias 

Opinion: Why the Post Office and Fujitsu’s deliberate miscarriages of justice are not a scandal, but an outrage we must all share It has taken a TV series to bring widespread attention and police action to what has been described as the Post Office “Scandal” – in which innocent people were criminalised because of accounting […]

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