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

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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

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

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