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||Date||Related Content|
|Sun, Jan 09, 2022||Could Robots Be Persons? Digital Persons?|
|Sun, Dec 12, 2021||What Can Virtual Reality (Actually) Do? Virtual Reality, Real Feelings|
|Sun, Nov 14, 2021||The Social Lives of Robots Socially Intelligent Robots|
|Sun, Oct 20, 2019||Conscious Machines Machine Consciousness|
|Sun, Apr 14, 2019||Hacking the Brain: Beyond the Five Senses Hacking Our Sense Perceptions|
|Sun, Aug 12, 2018||The Ethics of Algorithms Should Algorithms Decide?|
|Sun, Oct 15, 2017||The Internet of Things Privacy and the Internet of Things|
|Sun, Sep 24, 2017||A World Without Work Automation and the Future of Work|
|Sun, Jul 30, 2017||Driverless Cars at the Moral Crossroads [AUDIO] When Driverless Cars Go Wrong When Driverless Cars Must Choose|