“We need more social sciences experts in AI to focus on its human side”

by Nina Moothedath


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 shape AI today, and where they hope AI will go.

Shushan Arakelyan, a research assistant at ISI, discusses a type of human behavior she finds fascinating, unexpected and unexplainable. She explains why she believes large language models have have become so interesting to the public, and what features some have that don’t appeal to her. She explores why an instinct that draws scientists to their fields conflicts with current pressures to innovate quickly. She shares why people shouldn’t overestimate the capabilities of AI, what surprises her about what AI can do, and how her puppy compares to AI intelligence. Listen to her episode of AI/nsiders below.
See the transcript here.

Published on March 13th, 2024

Last updated on March 12th, 2024

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