“We don’t have evidence that genuine AI empathy is on the horizon”

| December 6, 2023

EPISODE 6 | ISI’s Artificial Intelligence director, anthropologist Adam Russell, gets to know his researchers. This week: Katy Felkner

AI/nsiders – ISI

Adam Russell, AI/nthropologist and Director of the AI Division at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), is on a journey to help build a better world with AI. He interviews the ISI humans behind AI to understand what motivates them, how they are shaping AI today, and where they hope AI will go in the future.

Katy Felkner, a PhD student in computer science, joins to discuss her work in neural machine translation. She talks through privacy concerns AI chatbots create and how she imagines transparency issues could be addressed. She explains how the ideas of linguist Emily Bender, inventions from the Star Trek universe, and rewards of human connection relate to problems facing the AI world today. She shares that while she believes that AI could have a role to play in supporting human creativity, there’s no AI that could convince her to relive the worst of 2000s fashion. Listen to her episode of AI/nsiders below.

See the transcript here.

Published on December 6th, 2023

Last updated on May 16th, 2024

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