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 SOCIAL LIVES OF ROBOTS
WHAT CAN VIRTUAL REALITY (ACTUALLY) DO?
COULD ROBOTS BE PERSONS?
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.