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IEA hosts a conference on artificial intelligence and machine learning

by Richard Meckien - published Apr 18, 2018 03:30 PM - - last modified Apr 26, 2018 05:44 PM
Rights: Original version in Portuguese by Victor Matioli.

André Ponce de Leon
Professor André Ponce de Leon F. de Carvalho participated in an event with the same theme at the IEA in August 2017.

Digital revolution proposes a different model of society, deeply dependent on information and data. In almost any area of knowledge, managing, organizing and analyzing these data is critical to taking a prominent position. In order to meet this demand, mechanisms such as artificial intelligence and machine learning have gained relevance. The IEA will host the conference 'Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Current State, Trends and Social Aspects' to discuss the advancement of these technologies on May 3, at 10.00 am. There will be a live webcast.

The lecturer will be Professor André Ponce de Leon F. de Carvalho, from USP's Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (ICMC) at the São Carlos campus. Glauco Arbix, a professor of USP's Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Literature, and Human Sciences (FFLCH), and coordinator of IEA's Innovation and Competitiveness Observatory, will be the moderator.

The most remarkable aspects of machine learning as well as the main applications will be presented. Some of them allow social benefits in addition to obvious economic advantages. Nowadays, machine learning is being used to detect bank frauds, to improve search engines, to recognize faces, pupils and gestures in videos, to increase software security, to guide autonomous vehicles, to predict diseases in patients and to various other functions.

The increasing use of these tools, however, makes the apprehension with the good use of their techniques also increase. The recent scandal surrounding Facebook and data policy has made this unease clear. According to the organizers of the event, "concerns such as transparency, privacy and respect for legislation need to be addressed and will do so in the speech."