June 19, 2024
Normally he's the host of our On Writing series, but Michael Neiberg has a new interest he'd like to discuss: artificial intelligence (AI). He's gathering industry and academic experts to gain a better understanding of the technological wonders that are commonly lumped together under the AI moniker. Michael's first guest is Zena Wood, an Associate Professor in Digital Economy and Director of the Defence Data Research Centre at the University of Exeter Business School. Their discussion focuses on the potential uses of AI in academia, education and defense. But first, they examine the basics of artificial intelligence to include the advantages, biases, strengths and weaknesses, as well as the challenges organizations face trying to incorporate AI into their workflow and workforce.

Normally he’s the host of our On Writing series, but Michael Neiberg has a new interest he’d like to discuss: artificial intelligence (AI). He’s gathering industry and academic experts to gain a better understanding of the technological wonders that are commonly lumped together under the AI moniker. Michael’s first guest is Zena Wood, an Associate Professor in Digital Economy and Director of the Defence Data Research Centre at the University of Exeter Business School. Their discussion focuses on the potential uses of AI in academia, education and defense. But first, they examine the basics of artificial intelligence to include the advantages, biases, strengths and weaknesses, as well as the challenges organizations face trying to incorporate AI into their workflow and workforce.

You’ve heard me speak before about this idea of a basic AI literacy. As individuals, we do have a responsibility to try and have a basic understanding of what these systems are doing and where these biases and limitations are to help with that regulation and help move forward.

Zena Wood  is an Associate Professor in Digital Economy and Director of the Defence Data Research Centre at the University of Exeter Business School.  Zena’s research focuses on how we can derive value from datasets that would help us understand the impact of digital transformation within the Digital Economy and the Defence sector. Most of her research is interdisciplinary involving collaborations with experts from geography, psychology and business. She was a fellow of the Alan Turing Institute (ATI) between October 2021 and September 2023.

Michael Neiberg is the Chair of War Studies at the U.S. Army War College.

The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.

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1 thought on “DISCUSSIONS ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: ZENA WOOD

  1. Super solid discussion. Excellent for those in education wrestling with AI incorporation. Recommend revisit in 6 months to a year to review changes that are occurring so rapidly

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