Artificial intelligence could become the norm for our lives, and the way we think about and work with our environment could change as a result.
This week, scientists at MIT and Stanford University announced the first-ever study to explore the implications of AI on humans.
The work builds on earlier work by two MIT professors, which showed that humans could be trained to recognise human faces and perform tasks that used a combination of machine learning and natural language processing.
But the MIT and MIT team say they’re the first to use artificial intelligence to analyse images of people.
It could mean that, by analysing the way people react to a face, a robot could identify a person’s emotional state and react to it based on that face.
That could help us better understand how to help people with disabilities, such as autism and schizophrenia.
In this article The study is described in a paper published in Nature Human Behaviour.
It focuses on how facial recognition is used in social interactions, such that the human-level AI could perform actions that we know are human, such a “self-service” service that can then ask a human what they would like to buy, or a “social network” that can connect individuals to each other through a shared history.
In the case of the human brain, the AI would not be able to understand what the human is saying or feel.
But that could be done, the researchers say, using machine learning.
The MIT and Harvard researchers say their work shows that AI could transform the way our lives are organised.
They believe this could lead to an even more seamless transition between human and machine, when we work in the same world but in different contexts, and when we interact with people through a variety of different platforms.
“The key point is that, because AI is so new and not well understood, we can’t even imagine what its impact might be in our daily lives,” says Jyoti Pandya, one of the authors of the paper and a postdoctoral fellow in the MIT Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.
She is a member of the MIT Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and the University of California at Berkeley’s Computational Intelligence Lab.
“But that’s a huge potential for this technology,” Pandya says.
The paper says that a combination on artificial intelligence and social interaction will be key to the future of AI.
In addition to the researchers, other collaborators include colleagues from the MIT Media Lab, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and UC Berkeley’s Centre for Computer Science, as well as a group of MIT faculty.
The research was funded by the US National Science Foundation.
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