Partnering with AI for a human-centric future
Technology profoundly changes what people do and how they connect, some aspects of which are critical to societal and individual wellbeing. Direct human connection has a unique impact on our thought and decision-making processes, and strongly influences our relationships, culture and society.
Technologisation offers us new horizons in every aspect of society, and has both amazing benefits and profound drawbacks – often at the same time – depending on the situation and application. Big data has the capacity to extend our horizons or limit the scope of our thinking; social media both connects and disconnects us; the future of work is offering both new opportunities for synergy between humans and technology, and mass unemployment with little agreement on worth and productivity; and family bots can connect a parent and child on opposite sides of the world, but distance them from each other within the home.
So how do we build a human-centric future which maintains human connection and understands the limitations of technology whilst leveraging fantastic new advancements and building high-quality human-synthetic partnerships? It is up to us.
Dr Fiona Kerr
Dr Fiona Kerr is a prominent thought leader in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, human connectivity and the impacts of technologisation. She combines her role as Industry Professor, Neural and Systems Complexity at Adela...
You might be interested in
The 7th International Carers Conference - Adelaide Convention Centre, 4-6 October - is a catalyst for innovation, technology and collaboration; re-imagining caring into the future, and sharing advancements around the...
The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art is one of the University of South Australia’s leading creative centres; its establishment, in 2007, reflects the University’s determination to make a...