How do you solve systemic problems?
Will we ever get better at addressing biases?
Before we start with today’s newsletter here are some upcoming Network Capital events -
NC Oxford Meetup on Nov 7, 2023
NC London Diwali Dinner on Nov 10, 2023
NC Toronto Meetup on Nov 11, 2023
NC Hyderabad Meetup on Nov 18, 2023
NC Mumbai Meetup on Nov 25, 2023
NC Delhi Holiday Lunch on Dec 10, 2023
This week the British Government is hosting the historic AI Safety Summit. The aim of the summit is to -
consider the risks of AI, especially at the frontier of development
discuss how they can be mitigated through internationally coordinated action
The skyrocketing interest in AI seems becomes obvious when you look at the commercial consumer adoption of the technology in the two years. It becomes even more evident when you see the confounding speed of its sophistication. If you consider Google Trends to be any metric of measuring interest, the search for AI has seen a steep upward trajectory since January 2022.
For me, as a social scientist, what makes this human adventure of transferring biochemical knowledge of decision and sense making into 0s and 1s is the transmission of our biases and the existentialist challenge of finding consensus on ideas of righteousness and reality. Exploring this is abstraction can be a challenge and so in today’s newsletter we will look at a recent research from the Alan Turning Institute that reminds us for AI and our society’s gender biases. Using this as an example, we’ll look at the idea of Systems Thinking and how