Lucas College and Graduate School of Business Hosts Workshop on Human-Machine Teaming and Beneficial AI Systems

by | Oct 12, 2023 | Academics

On September 26, the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business hosted a workshop on “Human-Machine Teaming” and “Beneficial AI Systems,” which was attended by guests from Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP), industry representatives from the U.S. and students at San José State University. San José State is one of the delegation’s stops on their around-the-world trip visiting national standards-setting organizations.

The event, hosted by SJSU Professor Emeritus Stephen Kwan, was kicked off by Dean Priya Kannan, who greeted the participants and highlighted the college’s prominent position in Silicon Valley and California.

The participants received insight from Dean Priya Kannan and Professor Emeritus Stephen Kwan Photo courtesy of Nitin Aggarwal.

AIST is a leading institution in cutting-edge AI research and development. Several members of the delegation collaborated with Kwan to set global AI standards within ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 42 Artificial Intelligence. ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 42 is a joint committee between ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and is responsible for setting standards in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

“As the Business College located in Silicon Valley’s largest public research university, our focus is on how to make the businesses of technology more inclusive,” says Dean Kannan. “It was an honor to host AIST and shape the conversations around AI for the world.”

“This workshop exemplified the power of international collaboration and knowledge sharing, and the importance of AI standards, paving the way for the future of AI and its beneficial applications,” says Nitin Aggarwal, professor in the School of Information Systems and Technology.

“The AIST meeting was incredibly informative and offered a unique perspective on how AI can benefit society,” says Brian Trinh, ’25 Business Administration, who is concentrating in Management Information Systems.

Wael William Diab, chair of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 (Artificial Intelligence), provides an overview of the AI Standards Program and Novel Ecosystem Approach.Photo courtesy of Nitin Aggarwal.

“While people are often wary of using AI-powered technologies and call to ban them, criminalizing AI will only increase immoral operations and prevent further development,” adds Trinh. He learned that while open access to AI can lead to harmful use, it can also inspire individuals to develop innovative solutions to combat malicious AI use. Trinh believes these solutions will not only advance AI, but will also provide beneficial resources for businesses and consumers.

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