Taylor Senior Fellow Teaches Students to Explore the Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence is at most people’s fingertips everyday. But we may not understand its implications and complexities.

“When you speak to Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa to retrieve info, or use Facebook, you’re actually engaging with artificial intelligence,” said Shawn Rickenbacker, a Taylor Senior Fellow at the Phyllis Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking and Favrot Visiting Chair in the Tulane School of Architecture.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is technology that simulates human cognitive functions for problem-solving, according to Rickenbacker. “We’re engaging new technologies as an increasingly important complement to design thinking when innovating to solve complex problems.”

Read the full article courtesy of NewWave.