In this episode, the third in our Black in AI series, I speak with Ayanna Howard, Chair of the Interactive School of Computing at Georgia Tech.
Ayanna joined me for a lively discussion about her work in the field of human-robot interaction. We dig deep into a couple of major areas she's active in that have significant implications for the way we design and use artificial intelligence, namly pediatric robotics and human-robot trust. That latter bit is particularly interesting, and Ayanna provides a really interesting overview of a few of her experiments, including a simulation of an emergency situation, where, well, I don't want to spoil it, but let's just say as the actual intelligent beings, we need to make some better decisions. Enjoy!