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22 February 2024

News tracker: Artificial intelligence expert commentary

All the latest from across King's relating to artificial intelligence.

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22 February 2024

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What role will Artificial Intelligence play in academia? Here's what experts have to say

Dr Caitlin Bentley, a Lecturer in AI Education in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences, was interviewed on the current and future role of AI in academia.

13 February 2024

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Dr Mike Cook, a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences, was quoted in Reuters (Arabic) on AI-generated images.

8 February 2024

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2024 will be the year of democracy - or disinformation

Professor Elena Simperl, a Professor of Computer Science in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences and Resham Kotecha write about AI's potential impacts on politics.

7 February 2024

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AI's bioterrorism potential should not be ruled out

Dr Filippa Lentzos, a Reader in Science and International Security and Director of the MA in Science & International Security, was quoted in the Financial Times on AI's bioterrorism potential, stating that "we shouldn’t be overplaying the risks but we shouldn’t be minimising them either."

6 February 2024

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How to stop a data center

Dr Sebastián Lehuedé, Lecturer in Ethics, AI and Society in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, discusses the connection between AI and environmental justice, using the case study of a community in Chile that blocked Google. 

31 January 2024

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What the G7 countries should do at their next summit to regulate AI

Professor Elena Simperl, a Professor of Computer Science in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences and Johanna Walker, a Research Associate the in Distributed Artificial Intelligence group, wrote an op-ed piece for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists on the next steps for AI regulation ahead of the G7.

10 January 2024

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The New York Times’ lawsuit against OpenAI could have major implications for the development of machine intelligence

Dr Mike Cook, a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences, wrote a piece for The Conversation discussing the implications of the New York Times’ lawsuit against OpenAI.

13 December 2023

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Everybody’s talking – an approach to growing AI literacy in higher education

Dr Martin Compton, a Programme, Module & Assessment Design Lead at King’s Academy, discussed how and why King's is committed to improving AI literacy within the higher education sector.

1 December 2023

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Turmoil at OpenAI shows we must address whether AI developers can regulate themselves

Dr Yali Du, a Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences, collaborated on a piece for The Conversation on AI regulation.

21 November 2023

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Adapting To AI: Interesting Insights From LinkedIn On The Job Market

Professor David Guest, an Emeritus Professor of Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management, work that highlighted the evolving dynamics of AI in business was featured in Forbes.

16 November 2023

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Video games, AI fuel wartime disinformation

Dr Michael Cook, a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences, commented on AI as a component in wartime disinformation.

15 November 2023

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Retailers increasingly trialling AI fashion models and virtual try-on tech

Professor Elena Simperl, a Professor of Computer Science in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences, was quoted on the future of AI try-on tech for consumers.

13 November 2023

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BBC Radio 4: Woman’s Hour

Dr Kate Devlin, a Reader in Artificial Intelligence & Society, was interviewed on how our interaction with AI is shifting our concepts of intimacy and sexuality as humans.

6 November 2023

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AI Safety Summit: Five key takeaways from Bletchley Park

Professor Elena Simperl, a Professor of Computer Science in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences, was quoted on the lack of standardisation in the AI industry.

1 November 2023

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Rishi Sunak: AI firms cannot 'mark their own homework'

Dr Caitlin Bentley, a Lecturer in AI Education in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences, was quoted on The Bletchley Declaration, calling it an "important milestone" in promoting the "responsible AI development".

'World first' declaration at UK AI summit

Hetan Shah, a Visiting Professor in The Policy Institute, discussed Britain's "world-first" declaration on the risks around artificial intelligence ahead of the opening of the AI safety summit in London.

AI: 'Doom mongering' Bletchley Declaration slammed by tech experts for lack of scope

Professor Elena Simperl, a Professor of Computer Science in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences, was quoted on The Bletchley Declaration.

Artificial Intelligence already working one million hours a year for police, as concerns raised over criminal 'AI race'

Dr Jorge Cardoso, a Reader in Artificial Medical Intelligence, was quoted on AI in healthcare.

15 October 2023

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Is this AI video actually Kendall Jenner? Thousands duped by Meta bot that experts insist is the real celebrity

Dr Mike Cook, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, discussed the confusion generated by supposed AI-generated videos.

2 October 2023

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It's not all bad! AI can slash the wait for new drugs

Professor Penny Ward, a Visiting Professor in Pharmaceutical Medicine, explained an underlying problem with AI in drug development. This was also published in the Daily Mail (print).

26 September 2023

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Generative AI is replacing remote work in the future of work debate

Alice Sherwood, a Visiting Senior Research Fellow, was quoted on generative AI and the future of work. This was also published in Bloomberg.

22 September 2023

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Lawyers face conflicting strategies for adopting AI

Professor Dan Hunter, Executive Dean of the The Dickson Poon School of Law was quoted on ChatGPT, describing it as 'transformative'. This was also published in the Financial Times (print).

29 August 2023

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'Be flexible, imaginative and brave': experts give career advice for an AI world

Professor Owen Addison, a Professor of Oral Rehabilitation, discussed AI as a potential safety net for diagnosticians in the future.

27 August 2023

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'Incredible AI tool can predict how likely people are to have secondary breast cancer'

Dr Anita Grigoriadis, a Reader in the School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences, was quoted on King's research that developed an AI model to predict how likely a patient is to develop secondary breast cancer based on immune responses in the lymph nodes.

26 August 2023

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At the Science Gallery I argued with a robot about love and Rilke

The 'AI: Who’s Looking After Me?' exhibition at Science Gallery London was showcased in The Spectator.

25 August 2023

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AI “has become a proxy in the battle for primacy between China and the US.”

Professor Kerry Brown, Director of the Lau China Institute, was quoted in Fortune on China's advancements in artificial intelligence.

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Driverless cars are worse at detecting children and dark-skinned people

Dr Jie Zhang, a Lecturer in Computer Science (Software Engineering), was quoted on her research that found major age and race biases in autonomous vehicles’ detection systems.

This was also published in La Vanguardia (Spanish) and Tom’s Guide France.