HCRI Joins The Partnership on AI

HCRI is pleased to announce it has joined the Partnership on AI. The Partnership on Al exists to study and formulate best practices on Al, to advance the public’s understanding of Al, and to provide a platform for open collaboration between all those involved in, and affected by, the development and deployment of Al technologies. To succeed in this mission, The Partnership on AI engages involvement from diverse voices and viewpoints that represent a wide range of audiences, geographies, and interests.

New members to the partnership include:

• Al4ALL • Berkeley Center for Law & Technology • The Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University • Brown University Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative • Deutsche Telekom • G3ict: The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs • GLAAD • Insight Centre for Data Analytics – University College Cork Ireland • Iridescent • The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies • The MIT Media Lab • New America Foundation • PayPal Holdings, Inc. • Software.org, The BSA Foundation • UNI Global Union • United Nations Development Programme • University of Tokyo – Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Research Center • Wikimedia Foundation

For more details on HCRI’s involvement with the Partnership on AI please contact hcri (@) brown.edu.

 

 

 

 

HCRI Partners with Sproutel

“Brown’s HCRI is excited to be working with Sproutel on such socially focused research. The work Sproutel does exemplifies the type of humanity centered robotics we aim to support at Brown’s HCRI.”

Peter Haas, Associate Director, Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative, Brown University

Sproutel, Inc. and Brown University’s Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative are partnering to assess the effectiveness of the Jerry the Bear platform and a new prototype for delivering healthcare information to children. Sproutel has developed and produced Jerry the Bear, an interactive toy for children with type 1 diabetes that helps them learn about their medical procedures and treatment through play.  The effectiveness of the current iteration of Jerry the Bear and the new prototype will be tested against one another, and against participant baselines regarding diabetes management prior to receiving Jerry the Bear.  This research will help Sproutel expand the Jerry the Bear platform, and help the team gain knowledge regarding its psychosocial benefits.

This study is funded by a RI Commerce Corporation Innovation Voucher.