From its inception, AI has had a rather ambivalent relationship to humans swinging between augmentation and replacement. But now, as cognitive technologies enter our everyday lives, there is a greater need for systems to work synergistically with people. To do this effectively, AI must follow the aspects of intelligence that help humans work well with each other including understanding behaviors, intentions, and social interactions.

While our intelligence is rooted deeply in experiences, value judgment, and an understanding of social benefit, AI is rooted in bias elimination, anomaly detection, and population analysis. Enter the next generation of AI — Human Aware Artificial Intelligence (HAAI) which relates to people as an apprentice, not as a tool.

Today, traditional systems tend to exclude people and instead focus on producing optimal artifacts that really don’t work well in the real world. However, AI should complement human intelligence, not replace it. Its true power lies in combining people skills with deep learning to comprehend data, make better decisions, and achieve greater performance overall than either alone.