The Talk Savvy Talks meeting this month had an in-depth look at what Artificial Intelligence is and found that it is now considered to consist of several parts:
- Artificial Narrow Intelligence A(NI). Generally refers to intelligence required for a specific task. eg. Siri on an iphone or ipad.
- Artificial General Intelligence A(GI). Generally refers to the whole range of intelligence of the human brain.
- Artificial Super Intelligence A(SI). Generally refers to intelligence beyond the capacity of the human brain.
A(NI) is very much in use at the present time and has the capacity to take over high level repetitive tasks currently carried out by humans, which is why it is a topic of conversation at World Forums. It can have a major impact on society and is considered by some to be as significant as was the Industrial Revolution.
We looked at several relevant videos, including ‘What is Artifical Intelligence – for People in a Hurry’;‘Google’s Deep Mind Explained’ and an interview with educator and entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun, ‘What AI is -- and isn’t’, which highlights the way in which the new generation of computers is programming itself (subtitles/closed captions available) (link to transcript).
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