Over 70% of people fear AI in some way, with 24% worried it will take over the world. Canvas8 spoke to Tom Chatfield, author of Critical Thinking, to find out how we can create AI that won’t jeopardise our liberty, and to understand how human biases influence machine programming.
We’re now constantly connected – the average person checks their phone 150 times a day – but it’s an unwanted burden for many. Canvas8 spoke with cyborg anthropologist Amber Case, author of Calm Technology, to understand the importance of designing tech that respects people’s limited attention.
Futurologists – those allegedly able to predict the future – are in high demand from newspapers and major companies keen to see into the coming years. Yet the vast majority of predictions are wrong. What's the appeal of future-gazing? And what might mobilise our visions into the present?
People are nervous about emerging technologies, yet 63% of people don’t realise they already using AI every day. Canvas8 spoke with Alex Salkever, co-author of The Driver in the Driverless Car and VP of communications at Mozilla, to understand how we can rethink AI's presence in our lives.
AI is becoming more common in every day life, but to the average user, it can still be difficult to understand how it works. Google aims to demystify ‘machine learning’ with its Teachable Machine – a downloadable tool that helps people create simple artificial intelligence at home.