Researchers identify six challenges humans face with artificial intelligence

April 4, 2023
A UCF professor led a study that identifies six challenges humans must overcome to enhance our relationship with artificial intelligence and to ensure its use is ethical and fair.

A University of Central Florida professor and 26 other researchers have published a study identifying the challenges humans must overcome to ensure that artificial intelligence is reliable, safe, trustworthy and compatible with human values.

The study,Six Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Grand Challenges,” was published in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.

Ozlem Garibay ’01MS ’08PhD, an assistant professor in UCF’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, was the lead researcher for the study. She says that the technology has become more prominent in many aspects of our lives, but it also has brought about many challenges that must be studied.

For instance, the coming widespread integration of artificial intelligence could significantly impact human life in ways that are not yet fully understood, says Garibay, who works on AI applications in material and drug design and discovery, and how AI impacts social systems.

The six challenges Garibay and the team of researchers identified are:

  • Challenge 1, Human Well-Being
  • Challenge 2, Responsible
  • Challenge 3, Privacy
  • Challenge 4, Design
  • Challenge 5, Governance and Oversight
  • Challenge 6, Human-AI interaction

UCF release