Human machine collaboration: new challenges and new opportunities

Anna Ma-Wyatt1,2

1 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia


Humans gather information about their environment through their senses. The human brain interprets and organises these data from the world. This understanding helps humans predict and interact with the world around them, and also to be creative and imaginative about alternative outcomes. Closer human machine collaboration offers the promise of new ways of augmenting human performance and human thinking. I will discuss how these collaborations could evolve as we develop new forms of machines, and also discuss how ethical considerations must be an important part of this development.