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.
The Human and the Machine
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||Guest||Related Content|
|Joanna Bryson, Professor of Ethics and Technology, The Hertie School of Governance||Could Robots Be Persons? Digital Persons?|
|Jeremy Bailenson, Professor of Communication, Stanford University||What Can Virtual Reality (Actually) Do? Virtual Reality, Real Feelings|
|Elaine Short, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Tufts University||The Social Lives of Robots Socially Intelligent Robots|
|Susan Schneider, Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, University of Connecticut||Conscious Machines Machine Consciousness|
|Neuroscientist and Entrepreneur David Eagleman||Hacking the Brain: Beyond the Five Senses Hacking Our Sense Perceptions|
|Angèle Christin, Professor of Communication, Stanford University||The Ethics of Algorithms Should Algorithms Decide?|
|Carl Hewitt, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT||The Internet of Things Privacy and the Internet of Things|
|Juliana Uhuru Bidadanure, Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University||A World Without Work Automation and the Future of Work|
|Joshua Greene, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University||Driverless Cars at the Moral Crossroads [AUDIO] When Driverless Cars Go Wrong When Driverless Cars Must Choose|