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CONSIDERING THE DIRECTIONS OF SOME ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TRENDS

By Andrew Dolan 20 July 2021 A studied reflection on current trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the moment would suggest some insightful trends.  These trends are by no means representative of all of the technical developments in the field – but perhaps they do generate some issues, which require elucidation or at least comment.

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AI FORUM HUNGARY 2020 – THE PRESENTATIONS

1 & 2 December 2020 – ONLINE FORUM DAY 1:  1 DECEMBER 2020 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND PANDEMICS 15:00-15:15  Welcome and Introduction – Andrew Dolan, CSNSC UK 15:15-15:45  AI Ethics in 2020: Where are we now, and where next – Rune Nyrup, Cambridge University 15:45-16:15   The AI Contribution to Managing Covid-19:  Modeling  and Prediction – Dr. Nathaniel Huppert, Cornell University, USA 16:15-16:45  The AI Contribution to Managing Pandemics: Public Health from Ebola to Covid-19 – Dr. Neal Woolen, University of Nebraska, USA 16:45-18:00  Open Forum – Chair:  Andrew Dolan, CSNSC UK  DAY 2:  2 DECEMBER…

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SUMMER TALK 2021 – VACCINE PASSPORT

Dear Friends, We would like to inform you that we are hosting an upcoming AI Forum Hungary event. The Summer Talk will discuss the topic of Vaccine Passports and their implications for the world of Artificial Intelligence and more. The talk will take place on 14th June 2021 at 16:00 Budapest time and will broadcasted live via Zoom Webinars.  We will have two returning guest speakers: Mr Andrew Dolan and Mr Richard Hoskins, who will look to discuss the benefits and…

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY: THE NEED FOR PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING

27 May 2021 – by Andrew Dolan The frenzy of hyperbolic claims about the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on our lives and society in general has abated somewhat.  It would be unfair to hint that we are entering another AI ‘winter’ but it would also be unfair to criticize those who suggest that there has been a slow down of sorts in AI’s inexorable march to the future.

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE BIO SECURITY STATE

9 April 2021 – by Andrew Dolan I had the opportunity this morning to listen to a healthy debate on the question of so-called ‘Covid Passports’.  At one end, you had a commentator urging the introduction of such a tool:  if the requirement to carry personal data concerning your current health status not only ensured access to public spaces but also helped society avoid damaging ‘lock-downs’, then this was a price worth paying, he argued.  At the other end of the spectrum, you…

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AI FORUM HUNGARY – ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2O20

SUMMARY In December 2020, the AI Forum Hungary held its annual conference.  Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, the event was held online, although it is fair to say that it did not inhibit lively discussion and the sharing of new perspectives on a range of AI themes. As always, a key speaker provided a comprehensive overview of annual developments in AI and this year was no exception.  This year, a Danish AI specialist offered the participants an excellent precise in what might…

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AGENDA AI FORUM HUNGARY 2020

AGENDA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FORUM HUNGARY 2020 1 & 2 December 2020 DAY 1:  1 DECEMBER 2020 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND PANDEMICS 15:00-15:15  Welcome and Introduction – Andrew Dolan, CSNSC UK 15:15-15:45  AI Ethics in 2020: Where are we now, and where next – Rune Nyrup, Cambridge University 15:45-16:15   The AI Contribution to Managing Covid-19:  Modeling  and Prediction – Dr. Nathaniel Huppert, Cornell University, USA 16:15-16:45  The AI Contribution to Managing Pandemics: Public Health from Ebola to Covid-19 – Dr. Neal Woolen, University of Nebraska, USA 16:45-18:00  Open Forum –…

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Mérlegen: a vírus terjedésének megállítására hozott intézkedések és ennek hatása

Nagy-Britanniában először 2020 május 5-én fogják elkezdeni használni a korona vírus járvány megállítására kifejlesztett applikációt. A helyszín: Isle of Wight, viszonylag kisszámú lakossággal – az applikációnak a teljes brit lakosságra való kiterjesztése ennek a próbaüzemnek a sikerétől függ.

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THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: SOME FEATURES OF AI SUPPORT

5 May 2020 – by Andrew Dolan The journal ‘WIRED’ ran a feature on 25 January this year entitled ‘An AI Epidemiologist Sent the First Warnings of the Wuhan Virus’.  The story recounted how a specialist ‘health monitoring platform’ in Canada used a particular AI supported system, named ‘BlueDot’, to provide early warning of the pandemic in early January 2020.

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AI Forum Hungary 2019 -THE PRESENTATIONS

4th December 2019 Budapest WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION Andrew DOLAN – Welcome and introduction SESSION 1: THE IMPACT OF AI ON LEGAL SYSTEMS, STRUCTURES AND SERVICE dr. Miklós KLENANC PwC, Hungary: What will be the consequences of artificial intelligence for the legal profession – storm in a teacup?” – Slides/ Audio file to listen Hon. Richard STEARNS Boston (MA), USA : The Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Posed by Next Generation AI – Audio file to listen Q & A SESSION 2:…

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PHILOSOPHY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

A recent article in ‘Wired’, entitled ‘Silicon Valley’s Secret Philosophers Should Share Their Work’, by Alexis Papazoglou, stirred my interest. I was as curious as the author to learn how so-called ‘tech giants’ embed philosophers and ethicists into their programmes – how they are recruited, their experience or skill sets and crucially, what they do and their outputs to date. Unfortunately, the author concluded that at least in his case, there was simply insufficient data to offer the degree of…

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ETHICAL ENQUIRY GROUP

RESEARCH PROPOSAL The implication of the continuing evolution of artificial intelligence for society has yet to be fully appreciated in Hungary.  That does not imply that people are totally unfamiliar with the basic contours of machine intelligence but rather that how it might be used and what the potential consequences might be.   Indeed, there has been a significant increase in the calls for just such deeper understanding amongst many AI commentators, as they concede unease over issues such as gene editing,…

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AI Forum Hungary 2018 – The presentations

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FORUM HUNGARY  5th December 2018 Budapest SESSION 1: LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE This segment of the workshop was focused primarily on the use of AI in law enforcement policies including the use of drones, robots and cyber tools. Guest speakers: Richard HOSKINS, retired-FBI – USA: AI and the Future of Law Enforcement Zoltán BÁCS, NKE – HUN: A mesterséges intelligencia preventív felhasználása – Preventive use of AI Andrew DOLAN, CSNSC Ltd -UK: The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence, Keeping us…

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AI and Law Enforcement

 by Richard B. HOSKINS I have to confess that I feel somewhat unqualified to speak here today. Not so much due to lack of familiarity with the topic, but rather because I must admit to some degree of hypocrisy or bias. You see, there have been occasions in my career when the future in the form of new technologies announced itself, and I refused to answer the call hoping it would just leave me alone. At times, I sounded like my…

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