A future of harmonious and productive human-AI coexistence that will positively transform human society. Tackle BIG problems together on a global scale: climate and nature, food and water, energy, diseases, etc.
1. Conduct cutting-edge research at the intersection of human-centric AI technologies (e.g. sensory and/or cognitive enhancements).
2. Prepare current and future STEM/CI* professionals for harmonious and productive human-AI collaboration.
3. Cultivate AI readiness (AIR) in diverse student populations, e.g. 2- and 4-year institutions, disciplines not traditionally considered STEM but routinely apply quantitative methods.
4. Influence STEM curricula to promote AIR among learners.
5. Model safety, security, and reliability as pillars that support trustworthiness in AI technologies.
6. Establish possible rules of engagement of futuristic strong and pervasive AI (or AGI), potentially powered by quantum computing principles.
*For a definition of STEM, see https://www.bls.gov/oes/topics.htm#stem. CI = cyberinfrastructure
Eur Ing A.C. Fong, CEng, Computer Science. Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions of Consumer Electronics (2013-). Associate Editor, IEEE Access Consumer Tech Section (2021-). Focus of the IEEE Consumer Tech Soc (CTS) is human-smart consumer tech interaction and synergy
Dr. Jun Oh, Civil and Construction Engineering and Director of Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities
Dr. Kevin Lee, Statistics
Dr. Richard Meyer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Guan Hong, Computer Science
Dr. K. C. Chen, Business Analytics
Dr. Zachary Asher, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Student Members: Sirwe Saeedi, Kyle Hammerberg, and Anubhav Rawal.
Overall Framework And Modules (expected date of dissemination: late August 2021)