A Practical Discussion on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Our Communities.

The phrase: We Come in Peace means having no hostile intent. It is a phrase stereotypically used in science fiction narratives by extraterrestrial visitors upon first meeting the inhabitants of a planet (typically earth). The first science fiction movie this phrase was used in his context was “The Day The Earth Stood Still” by Klaatu after leaving his spaceship:

We have come to visit you in peace – and with good will.

We used this phrase as the title of the discussion because the implementation of AI should have no hostile intent to society, the impact should be positive and of great benefit. The new subtitle, “We Come in Pieces” will address the fact that many AI technologies are ’quietly’ embedded within non AI-based technologies. The goal for the panel discussion will be to decode and demystify AI terminology, misnomers, and market speak and to help educate the public on some of the AI projects and technologies such as self-driving vehicles, cognitive computing, and smart cities that are being implemented in our communities, highlighting some of real social, moral, and economic impact. The discussion will also give attendees a chance to voice their concerns and speak directly to those that have influence over how AI will be used and developed.

AI has been successfully applied to society’s challenging problems and it has a great potential to provide tremendous social good in the future. In this panel discussion, we will cover some of the successful deployments of AI applications and projects in Ohio and the potential use of AI in various topics that are essential for social good.

Questions concerning Social, Ethical, Economic Impact of AI on our Communities

  1. Unemployment. What happens after the end of jobs?

  2. Inequality. How do we distribute the wealth created by machines?

  3. Humanity. How do machines affect our behaviour and interaction?

  4. Artificial stupidity. How can we guard against mistakes?

  5. Racist robots. How do we eliminate AI bias?

  6. Security. How do we keep AI safe from adversaries?

  7. Evil genies. How do we protect against unintended consequences?

  8. Singularity. How do we stay in control of a complex intelligent system?

  9. Robot rights. How do we define the humane treatment of AI?


  1. Demonstrations/Presentations:

  2. Andrew Konya, Remesh uses AI to understand groups of people.  (20 mins.)

  3. Cameron Hughes, Ctest Labs, presents their approach to robot programming. (20 mins.)

  4. Chris Slee, AWH in Dublin, will discuss the difference between AI and Machine Learning and how if can be used for business. (20 mins.)

  5. 1 hr. (4:00 - 5:00 PM)

  1. Break:

  2. 10 mins. (5:00 - 5:10 PM)

  1. Video Presentation:

  2. Brief introduction and summary of the major issues concerning the use of AI in our communities.

  3. 10 mins. (5:10 - 5:20 PM)

  1. Moderator Introduction:

  2. Cameron Hughes

  3. 5 mins. (5:20 - 5:25 PM)

  1. Panelists Introductions:

  2. 2 minute introductions of each panelist.

  3. 12 mins (5:25 - 5:40 PM)

  1. Discussion:

  2. Questions posed by the moderator, Nikola Danaylov,  and discussion amongst panelists. 

  3. 80 mins.(5:40 - 7:00 PM)

  4. Q & A

  5. Questions from Audience

  6. 20 hr. (7:00 - 7:20 PM)

  7. Meet & Greet

  8. 40 mins. (7:20 - 8:00 PM)


  1. Self-Driving Cars:

  2. How It Will Work

  3. HRI: Yaskama Motomon/WatsonPaths

  4. Smart Cities’ Efforts

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