This was the twelfth annual lecture in the series and we were privileged to welcome Liz Bacon, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Abertay University to deliver this year’s Lecture on Monday 19th June on: The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Ecstasy or Misery?
The Road Ahead Lecture is Engineering Scotland’s annual prestige event, kindly hosted once again by the University of Strathclyde.
The world is undergoing unparalleled levels of disruption, and the digital realm is no exception, particularly with the rise of generative artificial intelligence. This transformative technology has the potential to revolutionize every facet of our daily lives, including how we work and learn. While the allure of generative AI is strong, it also presents significant challenges, such as bias. In this presentation, we will contemplate the future landscape of work and its implications for education. Furthermore, we will explore the long-term consequences of our increasing reliance on AI as humans.
The event was very well attended and had a very interesting and diverse range of questions at the Q&A session.
Professor Liz Bacon, FRSE, CEng, CSci, CITP, FBCS, FIScT, PFHEA, NTF is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Abertay University.
Liz is a Trustee and Director of Bletchley Park Trust, a Board member of V&A Dundee, a past President of both BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and EQANIE (European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education), and a past Chair of both the BCS Academy of Computing, and the CPHC (Council of Professors and Heads of Computing). Liz is a worldwide speaker on a range of topics, including preparing staff and students for the fourth industrial revolution’s impact on teaching, learning and work, and improving diversity and participation in STEM, particularly among women and people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
As with previous Road Ahead lectures, Engineering Scotland is delighted that the 2023 Road Ahead was sponsored by Tunnock’s Ltd.