“There is a certain fascination with artificial intelligence, but also a distrust”, guarantees the director of Quai des Savoirs who launches an exhibition

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For its next major exhibition, Quai des Savoirs embarks on a journey into the heart of artificial intelligence. The general public will be able to discover “IA: Double Je” from Friday, February 2nd until November 3rd. Interview with Laurent Chicoineau, director of Quai des Savoirs.

For its next major exhibition, Quai des Savoirs embarks on a journey into the heart of artificial intelligence. The general public will be able to discover “IA: Double Je” from Friday, February 2nd until November 3rd. Interview with Laurent Chicoineau, director of Quai des Savoirs.

Why create this exhibition today?

For two main reasons. The first is that we are in Toulouse, one of the only French cities that hosts a research institute dedicated to artificial intelligence, ANITI. So, artificial intelligence is a hot topic, and Quai des Savoirs likes to address current cultural topics.

What can the public discover when exploring the “Double Je” exhibition?

The exhibition highlights numerous elements to understand what artificial intelligence is, its uses and its positive, but also negative, consequences. Thus, the entire duality of artificial intelligence… The public will be able to learn how GPT Chat works. There is also a health center, which we developed in partnership with Oncopole de Toulouse. Through an interactive game, the public is invited to create artificial intelligence software capable of diagnosing breast cancer. Because tomorrow’s medicine is personalized medicine and artificial intelligence can help develop it. The relationship between humans and machines will also be part of the exhibition. In France, there is a certain fascination with artificial intelligence, but also a distrust. This is not the case in Japan, with the relationship with artificial intelligence being cultural.

What AI issues does the exhibition address?

AI allows, firstly, to anticipate natural disasters, to know the places that are likely to be affected by the spread of megafires or a flood. This allows the implementation of measures to combat and prevent climate change. The relationship with work is also discussed, but also with personal data. We also wanted to show that artificial intelligence regularly makes mistakes because it is based on biased information. For example, if she is asked to create an image of a doctor, she will show a white man. This is serious because anyone who asks something about the software will think it is reality. Consequently, this will produce more and more prejudices.

Exhibition “IA: Double Je”, from February 2nd to November 3rd at Quai des Savoirs. Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. Program: guided tours, conferences.

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