Developing Your BS Detector: The Hype & Reality of AI

Dr. Chris McKillop


During Dr. McKillop’s keynote at the 27th EuroSTAR Conference she looked at the popular myths about what AI is, and what AI could be in the future. This keynote looks at current examples of AI, how they use deception to appear more ‘intelligent’. Look at lessons you can learn from stories of big AI failures with this recap.

AI’s unique characteristic is that it accentuates and reflects our humanity. Bias in AI demonstrates this and over-hype and trust in AI’s abilities can have negative implications for individuals, group and society in general. We need to think about the impact of our technology on people, to understand and take responsibility for the social and personal impact it can have. As software testers, developing your BS detector, with an empathetic framework, will enable you to ensure AI systems are valuable, ethical, and successful through your practice.

With this recap, learn to understand what AI is and what it is not and turn on your BS detector.

We would love you to join us at the EuroSTAR Software Testing & QA Conference this year, for more information please see the EuroSTAR conference website.

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About Me!

Dr. Chris McKillop is a thought leader on AI, ethics, and empathy. She is CEO/Co-Founder of Turalt. Dr. McKillop has a degree in Artificial Intelligence, an MSc in Human-Centred Computer Systems, and a PhD in Educational Technology which focused on the emotional dimensions of learning. Her research led to over 25 publications and numerous international conference presentations. She has a long record pioneering technological innovations to improve learning in both academic and workplace settings. Her personal mission is to show how AI can help us understand our humanity, and to help make the world a more empathetic place.

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