The Human and the Machine

In this special three-part series, "The Human and the Machine," generously sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI), we tackle some of the most urgent questions about our growing reliance on AI and the radical changes it might bring about in our world. These questions are of vital importance, especially when AI is becoming integrated into every facet of our lives. The more we grow to rely on these intelligent technologies, the greater their capacity to bring about radical changes—socially, politically, and economically. To shape our future relationship with AI, we need to think carefully about the potential for human flourishing and human harm.


Bonus Episodes

To ensure that humanity benefits from AI technology and that the benefits are broadly shared, the research that HAI supports is focused on three key areas: Human Impact, Augment Human Capabilities, and Intelligence. The following episodes from the archive address different aspects of these focus areas.


Episode Title Date Related Content

Conscious Machines

Sun, Oct 20, 2019 Conscious Machines Machine Consciousness

Hacking the Brain: Beyond the Five Senses

Sun, Apr 14, 2019 Hacking the Brain: Beyond the Five Senses Hacking Our Sense Perceptions

The Ethics of Algorithms

Sun, Aug 12, 2018 The Ethics of Algorithms Should Algorithms Decide?

The Internet of Things

Sun, Oct 15, 2017 The Internet of Things Privacy and the Internet of Things

A World Without Work

Sun, Sep 24, 2017 A World Without Work Automation and the Future of Work

Driverless Cars at the Moral Crossroads

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 Driverless Cars at the Moral Crossroads [AUDIO] When Driverless Cars Go Wrong When Driverless Cars Must Choose