Mario Neururer Speaks with Katina Michael on Authentic Behavior of Autonomous Conversational Agents. Mario Neururer is presently researching on "Authentic Behavior of Autonomous Conversational Agents". He is specifically looking at how social intelligence can be incorporated into artificial intelligence. We spoke on socio-ethical implications of these technologies and how they could be used in very positive and very negative ways. The guts of the questioning was: "Can AI ever be authentic?"
Christopher DiCarlo of www.cdicarlo.com and Katina Michael discuss artificial intelligence, the "fair machine", and how communities can work more cooperatively. DiCarlo sees a future in which there is a human-machine symbiosis that allows for greater harmony and cooperation among peoples of all cultures, backgrounds and creeds. DiCarlo talks on universal ethics and points to the fact that humans could learn how to mimic positive behaviours. He also sees a possibility in "correcting" certain "preconditions" that members of the community might have through technology.
Isabel Pedersen speaks with Katina Michael on her latest short paper titled "Home is where the AI Heart is" where she reflects on the topic of artificial intelligence and how it is commonly understood. She uses the science fiction genre to illustrate some of the potentialities. We ask her about the films Her and Ex Machina in the context of radical innovations. Pedersen's paper will appear in a special issue "Unintended Consequences: the Paradox of Technological Potential" edited by Ramona Pringle, Katina Michael and M.G. Michael for IEEE Technology and Society appearing in the March 2017 issue.