DARPA-funded explainable AI program aims to build trust in robot task-execution
A new study by UCLA computer scientists, statisticians and psychologists shows potential for robots powered by artificial intelligence to earn the trust of humans.
Published in Science Robotics, the study shows a robot not only knows how to open pill bottles with safety locks after a few rounds of human demonstration, it can also explain its behaviors in multiple ways in real time. The study was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, also known as DARPA.
“In the past, machines were designed to do exactly what they are supposed to do, and in restricted workspace under human control,” said Song-Chun Zhu, a UCLA professor of computer science and statistics. “As we enter a new age of AI, and rely on data-driven machines to make decisions and recommendations, they cannot yet explain…