We’ve all see a science fiction movie, be it the Matrix or Ex Machina, where the humans are at odds with the artificial intelligence that it created. While the idea makes for fascinating screenplays, experts like Dr. Ya’akov (Kobi) Gal, head of the Human Computer Decision Making Lab at Ben-Gurion University, don’t believe that’s our future.
“I think we’re safe indefinitely. The future is in building machines that can cooperate with humans and share the problem-solving,” said Dr. Gal to IMPACT. “We’re not trying to build computers that replace or harm people. The future lies not in trying to outwit each other, but in understanding what people can do better and what computers can do better.”
With combined degrees in psychology, computer sciences, and statistics, Dr. Gal has studied at Harvard and MIT. The AI expert visited the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech in collaboration with the American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Conexx, and The Consulate General of Israel.