Roboterpsychologin Martina Mara gibt Gast-Talk bei ROBOTICS

"The demystification of the robot: Why we need informed people and explainable machines"


13:00 - 14:00

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

Hörsaal 2


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Fotocredit: iStock

Frau Martina Mara - Professorin für Roboterpsychologie am Linz Institute of Technology - besucht in der European Robotics Week (ERW2018) das Institut ROBOTICS und gibt einen Talk zum Thema: "The demystification of the robot: Why we need informed people and  explainable machines."


Abstract zum Vortrag:
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence entail many opportunities for humanity: From improving medical diagnoses to enabling greater autonomy for the elderly, from cleaning the house to optimizing energy efficiency. In the public discourse, however, smart technologies are customarily represented by the stereotypical image of the android, the artificial replication of the human being. Based on psychological findings, Mara argues that a human-centered approach towards technological development must foster new visions of complementary human-machine relationships instead of fueling fears of substitution. Furthermore, as many outside the expert circles still lack information about technical functions and feel uncomfortable with technology they don’t understand, there is a need for user empowerment: By explaining basic technological concepts to the public and by designing machines that are explainable themselves.


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