Keynote – Masud Khokhar, University of York
Living in the age of invisible intelligence
The human desire to improve the way we live, communicate, connect, and work will continue to grow in a complex and data-driven world. During this session, we will explore how the shape of technology, fuelled by big data, is going to shift to provide personalised advances and improvements in our lives. We will analyse how intelligence, powered by black-box algorithmic developments, is becoming increasingly invisible and biased. We will review the implications of invisible intelligence in the context of the research and industrial policies, and its impact on higher education, on the future workforce, and on the role of research libraries. Lastly, we will focus on how libraries can continue to act as a pillar of societal infrastructure and provide the ethical undertakings of any form of intelligence, especially in a post-truth world.