Google recently announced a new research initiative to study the relationship between human and artificial intelligence – People + AI Research Initiative (PAIR).
PAIR aims to ensure that AI technology is beneficial for everyone and that, it is not here to replace but to augment human intelligence.
The research is being led by the two data visualization experts from Google’s Brain team – Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg.
The PAIR research has been divided into three broad categories depending upon the need of the user – Engineers and Researchers, which will help engineers get access to the tools and resources which they need to build any machine learning program; Domain Experts, which will evaluate the role of AI for professionals like doctors, technicians, musicians etc. who will increasingly use AI built systems for bettering their work and Everyday Users, to find out how AI can be beneficial for everyone.
To help engineers who are given the responsibility of creating smart machine learning programs, Google also announced two open-source tools – Facets Overview and Facets Dive.
These tools will help developers all around the world to develop AI applications which are intuitive for the end-users as well.
The company plans to release more such open source tools so that everyone can have unbiased access to the technology that can help build smart AI applications.
Google considers itself an AI first company. Few months back, it introduced Cloud TPUs that were made to fasten the machine-learning programs.
With this project, it further confirms its objective to build an AI rich world. The project can bring new possibilities and opportunities for Google’s AI centric cloud business.
It is because when more and more organizations will start using AI integrated systems, they will be drawn to products that are built through them.
AI-based technologies are growing in importance with a recent survey announcing an AI contribution of 15.7 trillion in the world economy by 2030.
And such projects will help us understand and evaluate the growing opportunities that AI built systems can bring in the lives of human beings.