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Thursday Night Live! Bot Club: The Centaur Model?

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This Bot Club investigates the possibilities of Garri Kasparovs Centaur model as a metaphor for healthy working relations between humans and artificial intelleigences..

Human - AI relations are complicated and often downright disfunctional. They are understood through many incompatible mythologies, each formed around their own concerns and backed by their own facts. At this Bot Club the aim is to bring the myths, technologies and politics of human-AI relations closer to each other - from a position of mutual respect but not blind for each others’ shortcomings.

The ‘Centaur model’, as conceived by chess champion Garry Kasparov serves as leading proposal. In this model, AI’s do the preselection of possibilities, and humans make the final choices.

There are reasonable but also superstitious fears for human obsolence in certain domains of society. There are justified and wildly erratic hopes for the precise observations that AI’s can do. AI’s can’t be trusted: they amplify human biases and mistakes that are present in the datasets that are used for their training. AI’s can be relied upon. They can be trained to be inhumanly good in precise cognitive tasks like winning a game of go, or recognising early signs of tumors on x-rays. AI’s can be brilliant artists, but sadly can have have artistic experiences. AI’s are alien minds that should be able to see in ways not hampered by human-centric categorisations. AI’s are also unbelievably stupid. They can’t tell the difference between a truck and a piece of sky, they see snow mobiles in snowy landscapes with only trees and rocks, and regularly mistake a cat for a human.

Garri Kasparov

A promising early proposal for a kind of normalised human-AI relation came from chess champion Garri Kasparov after he lost the game against the AI Deep Blue in 1997- the moment when a machine intelligence for the first time publicly beat a human intelligence in a field considered a high mark of human capacity.

After his defeat, Kasparov discovered that a human chess grandmaster supported by an AI always beats an AI or a human on their own and he developed ‘centaur chess’ . This is always played between two teams each consisting of a human player and an AI assistent.

Basically, the AI here works as a recommender system just like in Spotify, Netflix or bol.com. The centaur is a metaphor for a human-AI relation with the AI doing the legwork of working out all possible moves and preselecting potentially useful ones, and the human as the head making ultimate decisions.

Could this be a model for functional human-AI relations? What would be needed for humans and AI’s be able to trust each other in such relations? And is the centaur the best metaphor for this relation?

Bot Club

Bot Club is a recurring programme on algorithmic culture, one of the long-term research projects of Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Research & Development department.

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