Bringing Artificial Intelligence to its True Potential - OpenMind


Since 1953, when the term Artificial Intelligence was coined byJohn McCarthyin the Dartmouth Conference, we have achieved unthinkable highs: we have taught machines to see, to recognize images or text; we have taught them to read, to listen, speak, or translate.In spite of all of that, they are not even close to achieving full human-capacities; they don't comprehend, they don't understand or learn further beyond the environment in which they are placed. They have unmatched computing power, but little to none true creativity; a superb ability to combine and analyze probabilities, but not a single spark of unsupervised creativity. If someone tells you that the "singularity", the moment in which Artificial Intelligence achieves a definitive human-like character and overpasses our own biological limits on intelligence, is around the corner they are a bit too optimist -the consensus among experts in thatwe are still decades away from a singularity point, and some think we might never get to a true human-like intelligence-. Regardless of the time to a future in which we have to address machines as intellectually equal or superior, the revolution of AI is unstoppable in so many other ways. The amount of resources and talent devoted by the largest global corporations is accelerating a new industrial revolution in which the speed of adoption is increasingly faster than the pace of adaptation.