The future of AI is interdisciplinary
Thursday, August 30, 2023
Dr. Lai-Tze Fan wants to make a more equitable AI. Critical approaches to advancing artificial intelligence are urgent, she says. “We tend to want AI to do more and more tasks for us and not be involved ourselves. But if that tendency continues, critical thinking in the process of generation is going to collapse in on itself and we won’t have a responsible role in the technology anymore. And that could make AI a dehumanizing tool.”
Fan was recently awarded the Canada Research Chair in Technology and Social Change (SSHRC, Tier 2). With this CRC and funding from the CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation), Fan has been provided with a lab space where she hopes to expand upon the VR experiential learning processes initiated through her work. “This TQT project has shown that even complex topics like quantum mechanics have the potential to be made more accessible. With this pilot quantum VR application acting as a blueprint, I am excited to further the development of a digital narrative focusing on scientific communication.”
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