October 25, 2023
by Ben Blanquera, VP, Evangelist and Senior Architect, Rackspace Technology
There are three tenets of responsible AI — symbiotic, secure and sustainable. In our three-part series, we’ll focus on symbiotic first. Creating a symbiotic relationship between humans and AI systems is important because it allows us to co-exist in harmony rather than strife.
Symbiotic AI is not about replacing humans. It’s about enhancing human capabilities. The goal should be to use AI in ways that augment human intelligence and make us better at our jobs, rather than take anything away from human wisdom and agency.
Symbiotic AI will be enabled through a collaborative interface in which AI systems and humans work together, supplementing each other’s strengths. To foster a harmonious blend of AI and human capabilities, it’s crucial to prioritize proper design, thorough testing and continuous monitoring. This approach to symbiotic AI is at the heart of responsible AI, ensuring that technology not only complements human skills but also produces safe and beneficial results.
Let’s dive into this first pillar of responsible AI to see how the principles of safety, explainability, accountability, transparency and robustness guide us toward ensuring AI technologies augment our human capabilities.
To create a symbiotic AI environment, take these essential trust-building steps:
In the best of all worlds, a symbiotic relationship between humans and AI offers organizations a powerful pathway toward lasting transformation. It invites us to embrace a future where we build on each other’s strengths so that together we can unlock the keys to technological advancement and overcome complex challenges.
As we chart the path forward, let’s remember that AI’s potential is maximized when it operates within the bounds of safety, explainability, accountability, transparency and robustness. By weaving these principles into the fabric of AI development, we pave the way for an AI-powered future that both empowers and safeguards humanity.
The journey toward responsible AI is a collective endeavor, requiring the collaboration of technologists, policymakers, ethicists and society at large. Let’s stand united in our commitment to shaping AI systems that amplify human potential while upholding our shared values. Through symbiotic collaboration, we can pursue a brighter and more responsible future — and create a world in which AI and humans coexist harmoniously.
Your journey to a symbiotic AI relationship begins with finding the best approach to AI integration