Professor Katina Michael has a joint appointment in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University.
She is the editor in chief of the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society. She is presently working on an NSF funded grant entitled: “Robot coworkers: How AI impacts the future of work.”
Robot coworkers: How AI impacts the future of work
What happens when technology advancements threaten to automate people’s jobs? That question is on the minds of many as research and development in artificial intelligence and machine learning rapidly advances. Recently ASU received a million dollar NSF Convergence Accelerator Grant to create autonomous systems that are not only more adaptable and efficient in manufacturing environments, but also have built-in intelligent tutoring systems that will cooperate with factory workers and retrain them to use AI technology so they are not displaced from their jobs. This multidisciplinary project is focused on using AI to augment the workplace rather than replace workers.