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Amit Sheth: Should We Be Worried About Artificial Intelligence? The New AI Institute and Choosing Grad Students

By Abe Danaher | November 20, 2019

Amit Sheth, the founding director of the UofSC Artificial Intelligence Institute, joins host Abe Danaher to talk about artificial intelligence. First, Amit explains the meaning of the institute's tagline, "turning big data into smart data," and he lays out his vision for the future of the AI Institute (6:46). Then, he explains why people need to be careful and concerned about emerging AI technologies (15:01) before discussing ethical concerns he has faced in his own AI research (19:36). Lastly, he reveals the attributes and characteristics he looks for in potential graduate students (23:00) and his motto on what it takes to be a successful researcher in any field (28:39).

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