NEW ORLEANS (RPT) – On Friday, conference attendees looked up from their phones to listen to a talk titled ‘Bias in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data,’ at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology meeting. According to reports, audience members actually paid attention to the content of talk rather than scrolling their social media feeds and playing video games on their phones.
“I was in the middle of a heated game of Words with Friends against my partner,” one attendee told RPT reporters. “But I found the talk so interesting that I literally turned my phone off because it was distracting me from paying attention to the speaker. My partner was so worried that I was taking too long to play a word that he thought I had died.”