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How 'human-aware' AI could save us from the robopocalypse

Katherine Noyes | July 14, 2016
AI should relate to people as an apprentice, not a tool, one researcher says

Signals such as lights and the ability to articulate what they're doing could help give humans a better understanding, she said, but it remains "a very challenging problem."

In general, participants at the conference downplayed many of the most common fears about AI as vastly overblown, particularly given all the research and development that still has to happen.

"We get to invent this future," said Arizona State professor and IJCAI 2016 program chair Subbarao Kambhampati during a press conference on Wednesday. "Why invent a dystopian one?"

 

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