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Understanding the Role of Artificial Intelligence and Its Future Social Impact

Understanding the Role of Artificial Intelligence and Its Future Social Impact
Author(s)/Editor(s): Salim Sheikh (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK)
Copyright: ©2021
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4607-9
ISBN13: 9781799846079
ISBN10: 1799846075
EISBN13: 9781799846086


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The influence of AI is beginning to filter into every aspect of life, spanning across education, healthcare, business, and more. However, as its prevalence grows, challenges must be addressed including AI replication and even exacerbation of human bias and discrimination and the development of policies and laws that appropriately regulate AI. Stakeholders from all sectors of society need to collaborate on co-designing innovative, agile frameworks for governing AI that allow for its continued adoption while minimizing risk and reducing disruption.

Understanding the Role of Artificial Intelligence and Its Future Social Impact is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the application of AI within contemporary society and comprehends the future effects of this technology within modern civilization. While highlighting topics such as cognitive computing, ethical issues, and robotics, this publication explores the possible consequences of AI adoption as well as its disruption within industries and emerging markets. This book is ideally designed for researchers, developers, strategists, managers, practitioners, executives, analysts, scientists, policymakers, academicians, and students seeking current research on the future of AI and its influence on the global culture and society.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Salim Sheikh

Salim Sheikh became fascinated by Artificial Intelligence (AI) whilst delivering a final year project for his undergraduate degree at Royal Holloway, University of London; creating a program to syntactically and semantically analyse text and convert it to speech leveraging natural language processing (NLP) techniques. This led to a scholarship from University of Wales, Cardiff where he gained an MSc in “Artificial Intelligence with Engineering”. Additional scholarship followed at University of Wales, Aberystwyth to do a PhD focussing on qualitative modelling leveraging case based reasoning, genetic algorithms and neural networks.

In his professional life, Salim has spent the past twenty years in consulting; engaging in and leading digital and technology transformation, process improvement and organisational change programmes across UK, Europe, Turkey, UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. He previously founded and managed a boutique consultancy (“Blue-Crow”) which had strong success in Local Government, Healthcare and Pharma.

Salim believes that we need a new narrative, mindset and ways of working (and living!) that allows people to align with what society needs today, tomorrow and the future; augmenting humans with technology.

He continues to follow all aspects of AI and is an alumni of CIO Academy (SBS, Oxford University).


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