The evolution of AI is having a huge impact on our communities, cultures, and health. While many recognise the need for immediate action to curb some of the negative consequences of this technology — what solutions really exist that can reshape this technology to optimise for good? As an expert in the field, Lee Yearsly has grappled with the ethics and power of AI for decades, and believes there is real potential to develop new types of AI, if we re-imagine our relationship with the burgeoning technology. Not as a slave-master dynamic, but one more aligned to a child-parent model.
Lee (Liesl) Yearsley has been developing AI for 20 years and has 4 patents in the field, She was founder and CEO of an AI search engine that went public. She then co-founded an AI platform Cognea that was acquired by IBM. At the time of acquisition, Cognea was serving 6 fortune 100 companies and 26 000 developers, and handling 60 million interactions across financial services, insurance, health, social chat, media, metaverse, robotics etc
Yearsley is now CEO & founder of aKin, a Public Benefit AI company with its own foundation model. aKin AI are designed to be a true companion to humans and help us improve our lives, our society and our ecosystem. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx