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1 Cre-AI-tivity: Blood in a Whatsapp message? This last in our trilogy explores data as the foundation of AI systems. We learn how this enables mapping individual learners' progress and benchmarking in a teaching context, but also how that data exchange raises ethical issues. Abigail Williams, Jussi Ängeslevä, Carl Schoenfeld 28 May 2021
2 Cre-AI-tivity: Hogwarts 4ever? The second in our trilogy of podcasts explores the role AI can play in story creation and development. We learn how machines can extend a fictional story world, as well as our interaction with it. Abigail Williams, Jussi Ängeslevä, Carl Schoenfeld 17 May 2021
3 Cre-AI-tivity: Make the machine work 4u First in a trilogy explores the impact of AI on story creation and reception. We learn how machines enable audiences to experience the humanity of fictional characters. Yet a ‘rhetoric of innovation’ gets in the way of understanding what is happening. Abigail Williams, Jussi Ängeslevä, Carl Schoenfeld 06 May 2021
4 The Sound of Contagion 2/3 The “Sound of Contagion” explores what a society of contagion can sound like and how technology can illuminate 2020 pandemic and others throughout history. Chelsea Haith, Robert Laidlow, Wenzel Mehnert 26 Mar 2021
5 Veridical Data Science for biomedical discovery: detecting epistatic interactions with epiTree Bin Yu, Chancellor's Professor, Departments of Statistics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley, gives a seminar for the Department of Statistics. Bin Yu 26 Feb 2021
6 Protein structure and AI: the excitement about the recent advance made by Google DeepMind’s AlphaFold Programme Why is it important to understand the 3-D structures of protein, why are they difficult to construct, and what is the nature of AlphaFold’s advance? Why is this so exciting and what further advances in medicine and the other biosciences may result? Yvonne Jones, Phil Biggin, Charles Godfray 18 Feb 2021
7 WillPlay: Chat, Play, Learn Shakespeare This podcast explores WillPlay, an AI-powered reimagining of Shakespeare's plays for school students. Abigail Williams, Felicity Brown, Rachael Hodge, Giles Lewin 17 Feb 2021
8 Data work: the hidden talent and secret logic fuelling artificial intelligence Professor Gina Neff discusses artificial intelligence and data work, and the ethical and social implications of integrating these tools into organisations. Gina Neff, Ian Goldin 16 Feb 2021
9 Behind The Scenes of The Sound of Contagion The “Sound of Contagion” explores what a society of contagion can sound like and how technology can illuminate 2020 pandemic and others throughout history. Rob Laidlow, Wenzel Mehnert, Chelsea Haith 18 Dec 2020
10 Does AI threaten Human Autonomy? This event is also part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Peter Millican, Jonathan Pugh, Jessica Morley, Carina Prunkl 07 Dec 2020
11 Ethics in AI Education This event is also part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Peter Millican, Milo Phillips-Brown, Max Van Kleek, Helena Webb 05 Nov 2020
12 Machine Learning and String Theory Professor Andre Lukas will discuss how string theorists have started to use methods from data science - particularly machine learning - to analyse the vast landscape of string data. Andre Lukas 22 Mar 2020
13 An Introduction to deep learning Professor Ard Louis gives a basic introduction to deep learning for physicists and addresses a few questions such as: Is the hype around deep learning justified, or are we about to hit some fundamental limitations? Ard Louis 22 Mar 2020
14 3e. AI and business Alan Morrison, Saïd Business School, gives the fifth talk in the third Ethics in AI seminar, held on February 10th 2020. Alan Morrison 10 Feb 2020
15 3c. Population health and AI: efficiency, accuracy and trust Angeliki Kerasidou, Ethox Centre, gives the third talk in the third Ethics in AI seminar, held on February 10th 2020. Angeliki Kerasidou 10 Feb 2020
16 3a. Rethinking ethics and humanities for the 21st Century Mike Parker, Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities gives the first talk in the third Ethics in AI seminar, held on February 10th 2020. Mike Parker 10 Feb 2020
17 A world without work: technology, automation and how we should respond Daniel Susskind discusses ideas from his new book 'A World Without Work' Daniel Susskind 03 Feb 2020
18 2e. Artificial Intelligence and the news Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, gives the fifth talk in the second Ethics in AI seminar, held on January 27th 2020 (postponed from December 2nd 2019). Rasmus Kleis Nielsen 27 Jan 2020
19 2d. Computational propaganda Video Narayanan, Oxford Internet Institute, Video Narayanan 27 Jan 2020
20 2c. Use, users and the social context for AI Gina Neff, Oxford Internet Institute, gives the third talk in the second Ethics in AI seminar, held on January 27th 2020 (postponed from December 2nd 2019). Gina Neff 27 Jan 2020
21 2b. Capital, labour and power in the age of automation Carl Benedikt Frey gives the second talk in the second Ethics in AI seminar, held on January 27th 2020 (postponed from December 2nd 2019). Carl Benedikt Frey 27 Jan 2020
22 A discussion of ethical challenges posed by AI, involving experts from fields across Oxford - Seminar 1 An introduction by Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt; The place of Ethics in AI, AI Ethics and legal regulation, Ethics of AI in healthcare Tom Douglas, Carissa Véliz, Vicki Nash, Sandra Wachter 20 Jan 2020
23 AI and Creativity How does AI interact with creativity? Watch this fascinating panel discussion with mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, composer Emily Howard and Sarah Ellis, the RSC's Director of Digital Development. Marcus du Sautoy, Emily Howard, Sarah Ellis, Rana Mitter 27 Nov 2019
24 Artificial Intelligence and Social Relations in Schools: Who are the 'Digital winners'? This lecture explores the different types of artificial intelligence systems in common use in education, before relating this to the covert use of algorithms in influencing educational journeys. Sandra Leaton-Gray 12 Nov 2019
25 1h. Ethics of AI in healthcare Jess Morley, Oxford Internet Institute, gives the eigth talk in the first Ethics in AI seminar, held on November 11th 2019. Jess Morley 11 Nov 2019
26 1e. When AI disrupts the law Sandra Wachter, Oxford Internet Institute, gives the fifth talk in the first Ethics in AI seminar, held on November 11th 2019. Sandra Wachter 11 Nov 2019
27 1d. AI ethics and legal regulation Vicki Nash, Oxford Internet Institute gives the fourth talk in the first Ethics in AI seminar, held on November 11th 2019. Vicki Nash 11 Nov 2019
28 1c. AI-ethics research at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy Tom Douglas, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy gives the third talk in the first Ethics in AI seminar, held on November 11th 2019. Tom Douglas 11 Nov 2019
29 1b. The place of philosophy in the ethics of AI Carissa Véliz, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, gives the second talk in the first Ethics in AI seminar, held on November 11th 2019. Carissa Véliz 11 Nov 2019
30 1a. Background and Aims of the Institute for Ethics in AI  Nigel Shadbolt, Principal of Jesus College, Department of Computer Science, gives the first talk in the first Ethics in AI seminar, held on November 11th 2019. Nigel Shadbolt 11 Nov 2019
31 Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures: Marcus du Sautoy - The Creativity Code: how AI is learning to write, paint and think In this fascinating and provocative lecture, Marcus du Sautoy both tests our ability to distinguish between human and machine creativity, and suggests that our creativity may even benefit from that of the machines. Marcus du Sautoy 03 Jun 2019
32 Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness Could an AI be conscious? If so, how could we tell? What would a conscious AI mean for the possible risks that AI pose to humanity? In this episode we speak to Professor David Chalmers (NYU) about philosophy, consciousness and AI. David Chalmers, Alice Evatt, Henry Tann 07 May 2019
33 Strachey Lecture - Doing for our robots what evolution did for us Professor Leslie Kaelbling (MIT) gives the 2019 Stachey lecture. The Strachey Lectures are generously supported by OxFORD Asset Management. Leslie Kaelbling 29 Mar 2019
34 How not to Ruin Everything: Futures Thinking Launch Launch event for Futures Thinking, a new research group looking into future problems and opportunities created by advances in technology and artificial intelligence. Chelsea Haith, Robert Iliffe, Gretta Corporaal, Alexandra Paddock 05 Mar 2019
35 Season Finale: AI selection box In the final episode of our series, we’re looking back at the themes we’ve discussed so far, and forward into the likely development of AI. Gil McVean, Sandra Wachter, Nigel Shadbolt, Peter Millican 08 Jan 2019
36 Strachey Lecture - Steps Towards Super Intelligence Why has AI been so hard and what are the problems that we might work on in order to make real progress to human level intelligence, or even the super intelligence that many pundits believe is just around the corner? Rodney Brooks 20 Dec 2018
37 Is China leading the way in AI? In the penultimate episode of series one of Futuremakers, we’re looking at the development of AI across the globe. Peter Millican, Mike Wooldridge, Xiaorong Ding, Sophie-Charlotte Fischer 19 Dec 2018
38 What does AI mean for the future of humanity Join our host, philosopher Professor Peter Millican, as he explores this topic with three experts from Oxford University. Peter Millican, Allan Dafoe, Mike Osborne, Jade Leung 12 Dec 2018
39 Does AI have a gender? Join our host, philosopher Peter Millican, as he explores the topics of gender and AI. Peter Millican, Gina Neff, Carissa Véliz, Sian Brooke 12 Nov 2018
40 Can we build AI with Emotional Intelligence? The 2018 Annual Charles Simonyi Lecture Marcus du Sautoy and Professor Rosalind Picard for 2018's annual Simonyi Lecture: Can we build AI with Emotional Intelligence? Marcus du Sautoy, Rosalind Picard 09 Nov 2018
41 Is AI good for our health? Join our host, philosopher Peter Millican, as he explores the topic "Is AI good for our health?" Peter Millican, Alison Noble, Paul Leeson, Jessica Morley 02 Nov 2018
42 Trailer: season one launching 22nd October! Down winding streets, beyond the dreaming spires, inside the college walls, debates are happening - in every study room and lecture theatre - about the future of society. Futuremakers, from the University of Oxford, invites you to that debate. Peter Millican 16 Oct 2018
43 Creative Commons Computational Literary Studies and Mental Health A project combining English literature, experimental psychology, and computational linguistics, with a focus on entropy, abstraction, and mental health. James Carney, Emily Troscianko 12 Sep 2018
44 How do you teach a robot social cues? As robots are increasingly deployed in settings requiring social interaction we asked the Big Question: How do you teach a robot social cues? To find out we visited Shimon Whiteson, Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science Shimon Whiteson 19 Jun 2018
45 Artificial intelligence, Robotics and Conflict Al Brown discusses new technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence entering armed conflict Al Brown 30 Apr 2018
46 Creative Commons Assuring AI John Launchbury, Chief Scientist of Galois Inc, gives the second keynote of the ICFP conference. John Launchbury 18 Dec 2017
47 Learning with Conversational Agents that Launch Multiple Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Learning Resources Professor Art Graesser, Psychology and the Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Memphis, gives a talk for the public seminar series hosted by OUCEA, Department of Education. Art Graesser 30 Nov 2017
48 Strategy Evolves from apes to Artificial Intelligence Kenneth Payne explores the evolutionary basis of strategic behaviour, and assesses the impact of non-biological intelligence on the future of warfare. From chimpanzees to computers, via a dose of Clausewitz: hopefully something for everyone. Kenneth Payne 05 Dec 2016
49 Can robots be made creative enough to invent their own language? Luc Steels delivers the 2012 Simonyi lecture and asks can machines be creative enough to invent their own language? Luc Steels, Marcus du Sautoy 18 Nov 2016
50 Strachey Lecture - The Once and Future Turing Professor Andrew Hodges author of 'Alan Turing: The Enigma' talks about Turing's work and ideas from the definition of computability, the universal machine to the prospect of Artificial Intelligence. Andrew Hodges, Mike Wooldridge 02 Nov 2016
51 Artificial Intelligence and the Future In this talk Demis Hassabis discuss's what is happening at the cutting edge of AI research, its future impact on fields such as science and healthcare, and how developing AI may help us better understand the human mind. Demis Hassabis 26 Feb 2016
52 Creative Commons The limits of human performance and artificial intelligence In this new Oxford talk, Garry Kasparov, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, turns his attention to the rapidly evolving relationship between humans and technology. Garry Kasparov 18 Aug 2015
53 'Artificial Intelligence' part 3 - Understanding how we learn language Professor Kim Plunkett explains how neuroscientists use artificial intelligence as a tool to model processes in the brain – in particular to understand how infants acquire language. Kim Plunkett 12 Jun 2015
54 Artificial intelligence: examining the interface between brain and machine Dr Anders Sandberg, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, gives a seminar as part of the Oxford Martin School Hilary Term seminar series: Blurring the lines: the changing dynamics between man and machine. Anders Sandberg 24 Feb 2015
55 Can robots be made creative enough to invent their own language? Luc Steels delivers the 2012 Simonyi lecture and asks can machines be creative enough to invent their own language? Luc Steels, Marcus du Sautoy 18 Oct 2012
56 Creating Cyborgs Professor Kevin Warwick from Reading University talks about his innovative research in the area of robotics and cyborgs. Kevin Warwick 08 Feb 2012