Season 1 Ep.15 Anca Dragan on why Asimov's three laws of robotics need updating
In Ep.15 of The Robot Brains Podcast, Pieter is joined by Anca Dragan. Anca is a professor at UC Berkeley, where she is the director of the Interact Lab where she is working on the goal of enabling robots to work with, around, and in support of people. Because of her success in the field, Forbes magazine dubbed Anca: "the woman teaching AI about human values". Alongside her academic research, Anca is also a staff research scientist at the autonomous vehicle startup Waymo. In her discussion with Pieter, she explains why Asimov's three laws of robotics need updating if we want human robot interactions, why the future of robots probably isn't going to be a sci-fi dystopia, and how you teach a driverless car to understand human values.
What's in this episode:
12:10 Why we need to update Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics
17:06 Forbes: "Meet the woman who is teaching robots to second guess us"
24:13 Equipping robots with self-awareness
33:05 A Theory of Mind for Robots
44:44 Decision-making and why humans don't get probability
58:40 Waymo - Self-driving cars and vision systems
1:11.09 Why Dystopian predictions for robot takeovers are wrong
1:21:00 Aligning AI with objectives
1:28:50 The happy life for robots
1:37:25 Enhancing human capability
1:40:36 The future of human-robot relations?
1:46:50 Understanding humans and our 200 biases
Anca's Website: http://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~anca/
Anca's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ancadianadragan
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