Can Computers be Creative? How? How can [a creative idea] arise, then, if not by magic? And how can one impossible idea be more surprising, more creative, than another? How can creativity happen?
– from Margaret Boden. Creativity and Unpredictability. Stanford Electronic Humanities Review 4(2), 1995.
We're empowered to engage in creative thought. Because we have much more insight, a lot of guesswork is eliminated. Instead of merely telling customers what they should do, a sales rep is able to explain why it's in the customer's best interest to do it. We're given more insight to creatively explore which sales script will resonate most strongly with each customer and which marketing messaging will drive the greatest levels of engagement. Perhaps most important, we're able to deeply personalize sales and marketing content, an endeavor that only 31% of marketing professionals believe they're effective at (despite 74% believing it has a strong impact on advancing customer relationships).
Often, AI is rolled up into one large, homogeneous, conceptual ball of smart, mysterious, powerful, scary technology. In reality, AI is a range of disciplines starting from the mundane and simplistic to the immensely deep and convoluted brain-like networks. Certainly, our current state of AI encompasses some manner of cleverness. There are types of cleverness, but there are also classes of intelligence that we can categorize much like we compartmentalize the types of human intelligence. Today, it is generally recognized that human intelligence can be categorized into different classes: musical, linguistic, logical-mathematical, etc.
There is a saying in education that you treasure what you measure. Going by the standardized tests that dominate schools in many countries around the world, we're teaching children that we value only a very narrow definition of intelligence--the ability to solve word problems about train times, or identify the purpose of a World War I treaty on a multiple-choice test. The truth is human intelligence is vast and complex. And in an age when artificial intelligence is capable of nailing IQ tests and mastering knowledge-based curricula, humans may be setting ourselves up to be outshone by technology. "I think we are in danger of dumbing ourselves down," says Rose Luckin, a professor of learning-centered design at University College London who has been studying artificial intelligence and learning for more than 25 years.
Finally, they tested the systems. In some cases, they used test problems with the same abstract factors as the training set -- like both training and testing the AI on problems that required it to consider the number of shapes in each image. In other cases, they used test problems incorporating different abstract factors than those in the training set. For example, they might train the AI on problems that required it to consider the number of shapes in each image, but then test it on ones that required it to consider the shapes' positions to figure out the right answer.
AI has moved a step closer to achieving human-like thought, after a new project developed machines capable of abstract thought to pass parts of an IQ test. Experts from DeepMind, which is owned by Google parent company Alphabet, put machine learning systems through their paces with IQ tests, which are designed to measure a number of reasoning skills. The puzzles in the test involve a series of seemingly random shapes, which participants need to study to determine the rules of that dictate the pattern. Once they have worked out the rules of the puzzle, they should be able to accurately pick the next shape in the sequence. DeepMind researchers hope that developing AI which is capable of thinking outside the box could lead to machines dreaming-up novel solutions to problems that humans may not ever have considered.
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Future citizens of a newly-formed "space kingdom" may need to pass an IQ test to be a part of the self-proclaimed utopian society. At a ceremony in Vienna's Hofburg Palace on Monday, 25 June, hundreds of people gathered for the inauguration of Asgardia – a "global humanitarian project" which hopes to one day set up human colonies on the Moon. Asgardia's first ruler is a Russian billionaire, Igor Ashurbeyli, a computer scientist who has spear-headed the new nation since it was first announced in October 2016. Nasa's canny decision to commission sumptuous vintage-inspired posters by Seattle design firm Invisible Creature has firmly placed space travel back where it belongs: in the imagination of travellers "We were ecstatic, just because our grandfather was an illustrator at Nasa for 30 years," says Clark The artwork harks back to the Jet Age-era posters commissioned by Howard Hughes' Trans World Airlines and its rival United in the 1950s and 1960s, when the work of David Klein (for TWA) and Stan Galli (for United) glamorised and essentially branded this new age of air travel It doesn't matter that Nasa has no plans for a "Grand Tour" of Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus Nasa's canny decision to commission sumptuous vintage-inspired posters by Seattle design firm Invisible Creature has firmly placed space travel back where it belongs: in the imagination of travellers "We were ecstatic, just because our grandfather was an illustrator at Nasa for 30 years," says Clark The artwork harks back to the Jet Age-era posters commissioned by Howard Hughes' Trans World Airlines and its rival United in the 1950s and 1960s, when the work of David Klein (for TWA) and Stan Galli (for United) glamorised and essentially branded this new age of air travel It doesn't matter that Nasa has no plans for a "Grand Tour" of Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus During his inauguration speech, Mr Ashurbeyli stressed his belief in the significance of his leadership. "This day will certainly be recorded in the annals of the greatest events in the history of humankind," he said.
Intelligence can be defined as a general mental ability for reasoning, problem-solving, and learning. On the basis of this definition, intelligence can be reliably measured by standardized tests with obtained scores predicting several broad social outcomes such as educational achievement, job performance, health, and longevity. So let's study the differences between Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence in a detail. Artificial Intelligence is the study and design of Intelligent agent, These intelligent agents have the ability to analyze the environments and produce actions which maximize success. AI research uses tools and insights from many fields, including computer science, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, cognitive science, linguistics, operations research, economics, control theory, probability, optimization and logic.AI research also overlaps with tasks such as robotics, control systems, scheduling, data mining, logistics, speech recognition, facial recognition and many others.