Maskiner med omtanke

Forskare i artificiell intelligens har mötts för att diskutera farorna med att maskiner tar över eller, i alla fall, blir skadliga för människor. Men konferensens arrangör Eric Horvitz noterade också att maskiner kan föra goda saker med sig:

He recently demonstrated a voice-based system that he designed to ask patients about their symptoms and to respond with empathy. When a mother said her child was having diarrhea, the face on the screen said, “Oh no, sorry to hear that.” A physician told him afterward that it was wonderful that the system responded to human emotion. “That’s a great idea,” Dr. Horvitz said he was told. “I have no time for that.”

Om maskinerna kan ta hand om empatin kan läkarna få tid för fler patienter och minska väntetiderna. Utmärkt!