NASA Lunch Talk at EIT Digital on Monday, September 19, 2016
Dr. Alonso Vera: Toward Human Autonomy Teaming

Research and development in the area of intelligent systems is progressing but is it moving in the right direction? Are we primarily working on systems designed to replace humans rather than team with humans, and does it matter? There is good evidence at this point that when we develop intelligent systems without attending to how they will interact with humans, operational costs actually increase rather than decrease. 


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Date and time: September 19, 2016 at 12pm - 13:30pm

Location: EIT Digital, Open Innovation House 2nd Floor, Maarintie 6 (previously Otaniementie 19), Espoo, Finland


Dr. Alonso Vera is Chief of the Human Systems Integration Division at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. His background is in the areas of human-computer interaction, information systems, artificial intelligence and computational human performance modeling. He has led the development of mission software systems across NASA robotic and human space flight missions. Dr. Vera received a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honors from McGill University in 1985 and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1991. He went on to a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University from 1990-93. Dr. Vera has been at NASA for 16 years.

Dr. Alonso Vera will also be keynote speaker at the Nordic Digital Business Summit (NDBS2016), IoT Track on Sept 22nd at Kaapelitehdas.