Amber Case - Technology Anthropologist and Fellow, Harvard Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society, Author of 'Calm Technology'
One of the original promises of AI was to give us more free time and amplify our abilities. How can we bring back that original promise of technology and humanity? How can we use the principles of Calm Design to make automation, unobtrusive , transparent and informative without being overwhelming? How do we automate while respecting work culture? This talk will cover new concepts around ethics, security and transparency, including Kairos, Chronos and Centaurs. We'll cover how to decide when to automate, how to improve efficiency before introducing AI, and how to use the least amount of automation to get the job done.
Amber Case studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds. Case is the author of Calm Technology, Design for the Next Generation of Devices, as well as a Fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society. Her TED talk, “We are all cyborgs now,” has been viewed over a million times. Amber is quickly being recognized as one of the leading minds in tech anthropology and futurism.