Tom promotes the philosophy of Humanistic AI in which the technology is used to augment or collaborate with humans, rather than competing with or displacing them. He was a founding board member of the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society and supports the Center for Humane Technology. He currently advises companies and non-profit organizations that use technology to have a positive impact on humanity. [more]
How smart can our machines make us?
In his talk at TED 2017, Tom introduced the idea of Humanistic AI. He shares his vision for a future where AI helps us achieve superhuman performance in perception, creativity and cognitive function — from turbocharging our design skills to helping us remember everything we’ve ever read. The idea of an AI-powered personal memory also extends to relationships, with the machine helping us reflect on our interactions with people over time. The upside? “Every time a machine gets smarter, we all get smarter.”