Yvonne Rogers, University College London
What is your opinion on Human – Centered AI?
I think we’ve been doing Human – Centered AI for many years, we’ve always been interested in how we can use technology to empower people, but we’ve been using other technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality. AI offers new challenges to think about how we might think about what humans can do, what machines can do and what they can do together as a synergy. For a long time, we used to think about what humans were good at best and what machines were good at best. I think the challenge now is to think about what humans and machines can do together that they are best at.
What would be your blue sky project in AI for Europe?
Oh, in Europe, for Europe. I am very interested in how we can think not just at the individual, but at the group and society level. How we can make an impact and make big changes to improve society. If we could develop complex decision-making resources, so that we could perhaps once and for all resolve a political debates that keep going on and well we could use, we could have this AI tools that could help us to look through loads and loads of past records and make a more informed decision about someone or something before we decide. I think that is something where we and also data that is accumulating. Something that we could really sort of push towards. That would require lots and lots of machine learning capabilities and Human–computer interaction, people as well as philosophers and ethicists to work together. That is my blue sky research project. Is to think about how we can really make a difference to society by providing them with the way to do more complex decision making in a variety of domains and context.