There’s a common misconception that decisions made by computers are automatically unbiased – as opposed to those made by humans. However, Chad Jenkins pointed out many ways in which AI can fail to deliver fair and reasonable results. He pointed out what needs to be done in AI to get the intellectual domain right and how the technology and understanding researchers generate can have a positive impact on the world.
Chad Jenkins is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan as well as the Associate Director of the Robotics Institute and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal “ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction”. His research interests include mobile manipulation, computer vision, interactive robot systems, and human-robot interaction.