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Join Aptima CEO, Daniel Serfaty, as he speaks with scientists, technologists, engineers, other practitioners, and thought leaders to explore how AI, data science, and technology is changing how humans think, learn, and work in the Age of AI.

MINDWORKS Daniel Serfaty

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Join Aptima CEO, Daniel Serfaty, as he speaks with scientists, technologists, engineers, other practitioners, and thought leaders to explore how AI, data science, and technology is changing how humans think, learn, and work in the Age of AI.

    Mini: What’s the worst that can happen?! (Julie Shah and Laura Majors)

    Mini: What’s the worst that can happen?! (Julie Shah and Laura Majors)

    Famous last words: “what’s the worst that can happen?"  When introducing automation, artificial intelligence, and compute robotic devices into our lives, what should we be worrying about? MINDWORKS host, Daniel Serfaty, asks Prof. Julie Shah, associate dean of Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing at MIT, and Laura Majors, Chief Technology Officer at Motional, to learn more. 
     
    Listen to the entire interview in Human-Robot Collaboration with Julie Shah and Laura Majors
     

    • 6 min
    Mini: Lessons from tragedy (Julie Shah and Laura Majors)

    Mini: Lessons from tragedy (Julie Shah and Laura Majors)

    In the domain of human systems, quite often, progress has unfortunately been made after big disasters. The Three Mile Island nuclear accident, for example, in the '70s prompted people to rethink about how to design control rooms and human systems. Some accidents with the US Navy prompted the rebirth of the science of teams and on. With robots, inevitably in the news, we hear more about robots when they don't work and when there is an accident somewhere. MINDWORKS host, Daniel Serfaty, speaks with Prof. Julie Shah, associate dean of Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing at MIT, and Laura Majors, Chief Technology Officer at Motional, about how accidents make us become better designers and better engineers.
     
    Listen to the entire interview in Human-Robot Collaboration with Julie Shah and Laura Majors

    • 15 min
    Mini: It takes two to tango (Julie Shah and Laura Majors)

    Mini: It takes two to tango (Julie Shah and Laura Majors)

    In their new book, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting Robots: The Future of Human-Robot Collaboration”, Prof. Julie Shah, associate dean of Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing at MIT, and Laura Majors, Chief Technology Officer at Motional, describe the relationship between humans and robots in terms of a dance. Anyone who has danced with a partner knows that, to be successful, it is paramount that each partner understands, not only their own capabilities, but their partner's capabilities, then communicate those capabilities to each other. How does this principle apply to the relationship between humans and robots? You’re going to have to listen to this mini to find out!
    Listen to the entire interview in Human-Robot Collaboration with Julie Shah and Laura Majors

    • 10 min
    Mini: Who is in control: man, or machine? (Julie Shah and Laura Majors)

    Mini: Who is in control: man, or machine? (Julie Shah and Laura Majors)

    When designing the systems that would take man to the moon, Apollo engineers had to figure out how much control they would give to the guidance computer versus the astronauts. 60 years later, engineers are having a similar debate: how much control do humans relinquish to machines and robots. As time goes by, the debate gets harder since machines and robots become more intelligent, thus they can do more. 
    MINDWORKS host, Daniel Serfaty, speaks with Prof. Julie Shah, associate dean of Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing at MIT, and Laura Majors, Chief Technology Officer at Motional, to get their take.
    Listen to the entire interview in Human-Robot Collaboration with Julie Shah and Laura Majors

    • 14 min
    Human-Robot Collaboration with Julie Shah and Laura Majors

    Human-Robot Collaboration with Julie Shah and Laura Majors

    Human-robot collaboration gives new meaning to the word “disrupt”—but out of those disruptions there’s the promise of ultimately improving human performance in the work place. Join MINDWORK host Daniel Serfaty as he explores this brave new world with Prof. Julie Shah, associate dean of Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing at MIT, and Laura Majors, Chief Technology Officer at Motional, co-authors of the new book, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting Robots: The Future of Human-Robot Collaboration.”

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Mini: Improvise, Adapt, Overcome (Shawn Weil, Courtney Dean, and Evan Oster)

    Mini: Improvise, Adapt, Overcome (Shawn Weil, Courtney Dean, and Evan Oster)

    What do you have to consider when taking human measurement and training science and technology in one domain, then transferring it to another? How do you take all the tools, smarts, theories of human performance, sophisticated measurement tools and transfer them into a different domain? MINDWORKS host, Daniel Serfaty, talks with Dr. Shawn Weil, Courtney Dean, and Evan Oster of Aptima, as they share their experiences pivoting from one domain to another.
     
    Listen to the entire interview in Mission-Critical Environments: Can we improve human performance? With Shawn Weil, Courtney Dean, and Evan Oster.

    • 14 min

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