By Mike Wuerthele Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 01:39 pm PT. Speaking at the TED conference, Siri co-founder and Apple AI expert Tom Gruber declared that artificial intelligence should be used less to replace humans, and more to enhance aspects of humanity that are unreliable or fail with time, like memory.
In a session called “Our Robotic Overlords,” Gruber said that in not so many years from now, the human and computer relationship will develop to the point that it will help us automatically remember every person we have ever met, details about interactions, and even how every meal we have ever eaten tastes.
“What if you could have a memory that was as good as computer memory and is about your life? What if you could remember every person you ever met,” asked Gruber. “We get to choose what is and is not recalled,” said Gruber. “Here’s a man whose relationship with AI helps him,” said Gruber of a blind, quadriplegic friend.
Gruber studied psychology and computer science at Loyola University New Orleans and received an M.S. in Computer and Information Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.
Gruber has been named to the board of trustees for the Partnership of AI. Apple is a founding member of the organization.