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Humans Should Be at the Center of AI

Robot hand gives set of car keys to human hand.

Mature technologies that have been in use for decades owe their success to finding the right balance between automation and human control.

There are two contrasting but equally disturbing images of artificial intelligence (AI). One warns about a future in which runaway intelligence becomes smarter than humanity. A more contemporary image is one in which dumb AI algorithms are entrusted with sensitive decisions. What both visions have in common is the absence of human control.

In a book review, TechTalks covers Human-Centered AI, a book by University of Maryland computer science professor Ben Shneiderman that explores how AI can amplify, augment, empower, and enhance human performance.

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