This is a conversation with Tonii Leach, Tonii is a PhD researcher in the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University. Her research focuses on the impact of science fiction narratives on global AI policy. She is also a Research Assistant to both the Global AI Narratives project at the University of Cambridge, and to the Ethics Support work package of the Human Brain Project, based at De Montfort University.
In this episode, Tonii explains how and why AI science fiction has caused mistrust and misunderstanding of what AI is and what AI does. She points out that we should be far more concerned about the use of our personal data, than of AI taking over any time soon.