Algorithms behind artifical intelligence are still not entirely clear among all internet users. At the same time, our use of AI in our daily social and virtual interactions is increasing. Several social media sites such as Facebook, as well as matchmaking platforms, are largely driven by AI.
Iyad Rahwan, associate professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab, explains in this short video how AI has explicit influence on something as fundamental as human romantic relationships.
Rahwan’s work lies at the intersection of the computer and social sciences, and his research explores technologies that promote collective intelligence. In this interview with Wamda, he discusses how ‘robots’ are getting better at recognizing emotions and intentions, turning machines into social actors in our societies.