Designing for Intelligent Augmentation
The first issue of the Harvard Data Science Review was published last month. I enjoyed Michael Jordan’s opinion piece, in which he considers progress made (and, yes, hype!) in so-called artificial intelligence. Particularly, I was excited about the phrase “Intelligent Augmentation”—the pursuit of systems that enhances our ability to reason about a subject, by providing additional analysis, data, and emphasis. Jordan writes: IA will also remain quite essential, because for the foreseeable future, computers will not be able to match humans in their ability to reason abstractly about real-world situations.