Artificial Intelligence (AI) influences the way organizations structure work and collaboration. It is unclear, however, what role leadership must play in shaping the digital transformation. In this paper, we argue for a broad and transdisciplinary dialogue as the means of choice to effectively integrate AI and leadership in the workplace. To this end, the central findings of the track AI & Leadership of the Applied Machine Learning Days Conference (EPFL, CH) are summarized and critically discussed. …


Dealing with digital transformation first needs one thing: Better questions

No trust, no use: trust is often put forward as a critical success factor when it comes to the acceptance and use of new technologies. But it’s not as simple as that. Does the use and acceptance of new technologies really go hand in hand with trust? To implement trust and AI more successfully, you first need one thing: better questions.

The use of ubiquitous smart technologies is increasing tensions between humans, machines, and society. Passionate debates are held in which the extremes of the-end-is-nigh Nostradamus followers and fervent tech evangelists seem to hold sway.

Uncertainty and skepticism are growing…


No Trust — No Use? Trust seems like the lasting, kind of mysterious, competitive edge. Since AI holds great promises (as well as dangers though), tech-companies and AI enthusiasts are especially concerned about how to build trust in AI to foster adoption or usage. Is trust really the key to success?

What does it take to trust AI?

What is Trust

Without trust, there would be no families, no houses, no markets, no religion, no politics, no rocket science. According to trust researcher Rachel Botsman, trust is the social glue that enables humankind to progress through interaction with each other and the environment, including technology. …


I think I know how you feel today.
I think I know how you feel today.
I think I know how you feel today.

What?

NO ….NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO (…) NO.

Why?

NO ….NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO (…) NO.


I think I know how you feel today.
I think I know how you feel today.

KEYPOINTS

Is Artificial Intelligence worth the Risk

  • The Titanium Trust Report is a mixed methods analysis with 111 participants from heterogeneous backgrounds and expertise to investigate trust and artificial intelligence
  • The qualitative section explores fear and skepticism towards artificial intelligence
  • 14 sub-categories were identified, like fear of robots or AI in healthcare
  • AI in warfare, loss of control, and privacy and security are the most mentioned categories
  • Despite the dangers, the majority of participants believe AI is worth the risk
  • Implications include education and awareness on the individual level, regulation policies on the macro level, and focus on security and performance…


No Trust — No Use? Trust seems like the lasting, kind of mysterious, competitive edge. Since AI holds great promises (as well as dangers though), tech-companies and AI enthusiasts are especially concerned about how to build trust in AI to foster adoption or usage. Is trust really the key to success?

What does it take to trust AI?

What is Trust

Without trust, there would be no families, no houses, no markets, no religion, no politics, no rocket science. According to trust researcher Rachel Botsman, trust is the social glue that enables humankind to progress through interaction with each other and the environment, including technology. …


What happens when Tech-Giants become war profiteers?

With holens for Good, not for War, several hundred Microsoft employees are raising their voices against use of the Hololens for military purposes, with no effect so far. Thousands of Google employees protested against Project Maven in 2018, using the same open letter strategy: The employees do not want to be profiteers of war. The consequence of the Google protest was the dissolution of the contract with the US Department of Defense. …


Let’s #talk about #science

Chloe with Swiss Astronoaut Claude Nicollier and Charlie Duke

Last weekend nine scientists took part in the #famelab public speaking master class at the #CERN facilites in Geneva, Switzerland. CERN, the birthplace of the internet and the place to be if you want to learn more about the Big Bang Theory. These nine people where all winners of the semi-finals a few weeks ago. Famelab is one of the biggest science communication competitions world wide. Over 25 countries organize these famelabs, where young people have three minutes to present their science in understandable words to the audience and the judges.

The competitors are judged on…


Marisa Tschopp | Researcher at scip ag |

1. Introduction

The original task description of this paper was to ask a real question about the chosen topic and to provide an answer in the end. However, with writing about the somehow mystical and appealing concept of creativity, one is confronted by a myriad of unanswered questions accompanied by a numerous amount of scientific and pseudoscientific literature.

Just to name some of the most striking questions: who is considered creative? Is it one attribute or does a creative person hold a bundle of attributes or traits that make him a creative person? What is creative? Is it a physical manifestation of…


On the Hook with AI

As always, at the turn of the year countless final and preview reports appear to help understand what might happen next year, what matters in strategy planning and what to expect. For example, the scip cybersecurity forecast by Marc Ruef, head of the Titanium Research Department. But what about the (until now?) mega topic of AI? The four major reactance reactions remain strong: resistance, skepticism, denial and downplay. However, The One humanity-tormenting question remains inviolable and comes up again and again: when will artificial intelligence reach and surpass human capabilities? …

Marisa Tschopp

AI researcher @scipag | Psychologist’s perspective | #trust #agency #leadership #AIQ #equality #bankillerrobots | PhD @ IWM @women_in_ai Ambassador CH

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