AI is coming Cognitive Creations


There's nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. I can think of no better phrase to describe the current state of the field of artificial Intelligence. Like the Gutenberg Press, electricity, the motor car and computing itself, artificial intelligence is an idea whose time has come. Academia, industry and government have already glimpsed its potential, and they are hungry for more. It might seem like I'm stating the obvious, but there are still those who think or hope that we can put the genie back in the bottle -- that we can legislate our way out of this conundrum -- so I wish to make clear my position right from the start: It's not a question of if, it's a question of when.