Sirko Straube, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
What is your opinion on Human – Centered AI?
Human – Centered Artificial Intelligence is mainly about bringing the human into the focus of the system, creating systems that assist humans, that are transparent to humans, so that they can also explain themselves or maybe debate actions that they’ve taken. For robotics this would also mean that you have systems that you can understand, question. I think it is a very powerful technology and its really important to not only create black boxes, that way you can see that the function is very good, but then you also understand what is behind this black box, what is in it. Compared to that we are in the same situation like for example neuroscientists that is looking at the brain like a working system, and you have to find methods to really go into the system and see where is the decision for example coming from.
What would be your blue sky project in AI for Europe?
I think with unlimited resources I think the research that has to be done is not only the research on the technology on AI, but it has to be combined with the society, it has to be combined also with understanding, for example human decisions and we have to combine this with the technology. We have to see where is the influence in the society, how the humans interact with each other and the public view people think that this is kind of solved, but it is not. It is important that we understand it and that we really integrate AI into a society.