Ken Goldberg on AI in Pew Research

05 Feb, 2020

Ken Goldberg on AI in Pew Research

BCNM professor and co-founder Ken Goldberg was featured in Experts Optimistic About the Next 50 Years of Digital Life, report from the Pew Research Center. The report by Kathleen Stansberry, Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie reflected on the possible positive impacts of digital life. Goldberg gave a 'hopeful vision of 2069' - where "artificial intelligence (AI)-driven tools will take over repetitive, unsafe and physically taxing labor, leaving humans with more time for leisure."

From the article:

Ken Goldberg, distinguished chair in engineering, director of AUTOLAB and CITRIS at the University of California, Berkeley, said, “I believe the question we’re facing is not ‘When will machines surpass human intelligence?’ but instead ‘How can humans work together with machines in new ways?’ … Rather than discouraging the human workers of the world with threats of an impending Singularity, let’s focus on Multiplicity, where advances in AI and robots can inspire us to think deeply about the kind of work we really want to do, how we can change the way we learn and how we might embrace diversity to create myriad new partnerships.”

Read the rest of the report here.