Martha Russell is Executive Director of mediaX at Stanford University and Senior Research Scholar with the Human Sciences Technology Advanced Research Institute at Stanford. She leads business alliances and interdisciplinary research for mediaX at Stanford University. With people and technology as the intersecting vectors and with a focus on the power of shared vision, Russell has developed planning/evaluation systems and consulted regionally and internationally on technology innovation for regional development. In her opening statements, Russell identified three questions for the day’s exploration:
1. On which tasks will machines with AI be able to out-perform humans?
2. What do we know about people and technology that will help us establish confidence, certainty and collaboration in the new partnerships between human and artificial intelligence?
And, most importantly:
3. How can intelligent machines truly enhance the human experience?