How AI can help humans, not replace them

If you’re using Artificial Intelligence (AI) just to do something faster, you’re not harnessing its true potential.

“The real power is unlocked when used hand-in-hand with human skills and uniquely human talents,” said Michelle Sipics, senior editor at Accenture Labs and the panel moderator of an AI-and-machine-learning-focused session at this year’s Introduced by Technical.ly conference during Philly Tech Week 2019 presented by Comcast.

But as AI penetrates more and more sensitive areas of our lives, there are real pitfalls to avoid. AI can seem like an impartial decision maker, but humans are the ones who choose the data that it will learn from. Biased data leads to biased AI.

“It gives people an opportunity to experiment with the technology, get comfortable with what it can do and establish the kind of trust that you need,” she said, “so that down the road, you’re ready for those even larger, transformative opportunities.” According to Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI) and AI World Society (AIWS), AI technology can be an essential tool and transformative solution to serve and strengthen human rights, as well as bring a huge benefit to human well-being and happiness.