Discussions:Design and Science
Joichi Ito 1/18/2016
Private. Collaborators only.
I think the role of AI in research is very interesting. Hiroaki Kitano and others are trying to design AI systems to manage and possibly even come up with questions for research. English language publishing is a “lossy” way of conveying the complexity and detail of many experiments including the data, the code that was run, the exact orientation of the molecules, etc. The sheer volume of research results is also trans-human-reable. An interesting part of the design of AI systems is the interface between the human systems and the machine systems. I think “Human in the Loop” machine learning is an extremely important area of work that we’d like to focus on at the Media Lab and I do think the role of AI in tackling problems at the complex systems level is key.