my journey with the psychology of AI
My fascination with AI really began after studying Computation Neuroscience and movement during my time at the University of Cambridge. By studying the work of Daniel Wolpert a world leader in the computational study of sensorimotor control and learning, transforming our understanding of how the brain controls movement. Now Professor of Neuroscience and Principal Investigator at Columbia's Zuckermann Institute.
Later studying at Birkbeck, University of London which was the moment my new path (little did l know at the time) was to unfold and the night my fascination and a love-hate relationship with AI started. Was with a University visiting lecture by the amazing Dr. Robert Fisher from Edinburgh University. I remember coming away from that evening with a changed perspective of understanding the similarities and differences between HUMANS + MACHINES and to see where we are heading next in our evolution. Dr. Fisher is also on the committee for the House of Commons advising on AI regulation for the UK. A topic that to me that most definitely needs further conversation. Fast forward 1.5 years later and now I'm writing a book looking at the positives, negatives, and challenges around AI and not just the impact on society and the economy but also the impact on our psyches.
CURRENT PROJECTS WITH AI
(Apart from my book!)
I work as Independent Agent for Appen. A global leader in the development of high-quality, human annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Who partner with the world’s leading technology companies to improve their machine learning based products. In the following areas:
Search Media Evaluation (Work with the world’s top search engine companies)
Social Media Evaluation (Help improve social media around the globe)
Survey and Data Collection (Short projects that last from 15 minutes to three hours)
Linguistic Specialties (Text to Speech, Computational, Phonetics, Pronunciation, Annotation, etc.)