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Some are calling for bans on robotics research; others are calling for more research to understand how AI might be constrained. In essence, Quixote learns that it will be rewarded whenever it acts like the protagonist in a story instead of randomly or like the antagonist. For example, if a robot is tasked with picking up a prescription for a human as quickly as possible, the robot could a rob the pharmacy, take the medicine, and run; b interact politely with the pharmacists, or c wait in line.
Without value alignment and positive reinforcement, the robot would learn that robbing is the fastest and cheapest way to accomplish its task. With value alignment from Quixote, the robot would be rewarded for waiting patiently in line and paying for the prescription.
The Quixote technique is best for robots that have a limited purpose but need to interact with humans to achieve it, and it is a primitive first step toward general moral reasoning in AI, Riedl says.
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Quixote is a technique for aligning an AI’s goals with human values by placing rewards on socially appropriate behavior.
It builds upon Riedl’s prior research – the Scheherazade system – which demonstrated how artificial intelligence can gather a correct sequence of actions by crowdsourcing story plots from the Internet. IVOW is a group of multimedia storytellers and data scientists merging timeless principles of storytelling with Artificial Intelligence and culture, with a vision to build AI storytelling applications that harvest data on world cultures, history, and traditions to tag more meaningful datasets for machine intelligence.
Computer scientists like Stuart Russell and technologists in companies building advanced artificial intelligence platforms say that they want to see A.I. “provably aligned with human values.”. But artificial intelligence—the type of technology behind smart speakers and ride-hailing apps—is now being used to improve medical care.
Mayo Clinic is helping to lead that effort through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant aimed at accelerating the application of artificial intelligence, also known as augmented human intelligence, to patient care.