We have reached a stage where AI is a technology that impacts virtually every section of our lives. It controls things it tells us how to do things and what to do things. I think a lot of us realised now that we really need to make sure that the technology helps us and empowers us people and doesn’t enslave us and deprive us of our autonomy and our ability to think and essentially Humane AI is a project that tries to solve the fundamental scientific questions behind that and that’s really important. Because you cannot just pedigree decide that AI has to be good for humans, you have to solve the technology that is needed to actually make AI such.
My blue sky project would be developing blue sky technology that could at a certain stage interact with humans in a social context in such a way that people would accept it as an equal and helpful partner.