Why we are still light years away from full artificial intelligence

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Clara Lu is the marketing manager at ViSenze, an artificial intelligence company that makes search by images possible without keywords. With so many articles proliferating the media space on how humans are at the cusp of full AI (artificial intelligence), it's no wonder that we believe that the future -- which is full of robots and drones and self-driven vehicles, as well as diminishing human control over these machines -- is right on our doorstep. But are we really approaching the singularity as fast as we think we are? It's not hard to have that impression with the likes of Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, leading university departments and research centers around the world and more being highly concerned with the potential risks brought about by AI and taking action now to avoid a doomsday scenario in the near future. They predict that by the year 2030 machines will develop consciousness through the application of human intelligence.


What Does It Mean to Be Intelligent?

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The Singularity is a term you'll find in science and in science fiction. It was coined by mathematician John von Neumann to define a theoretical moment when the artificial intelligence of computers surpasses the capacity of the human brain. The term is borrowed from physics and quantum mechanics, where the term gravitational singularity is used in the study of black holes. These events are all considered singular because we are unable to predict what happens next; the disruptive degree of change associated with the event is simply too great for our current body of knowledge.


Why we are still light years away from full artificial intelligence

#artificialintelligence

Clara Lu is the marketing manager at ViSenze, an artificial intelligence company that makes search by images possible without keywords. With so many articles proliferating the media space on how humans are at the cusp of full AI (artificial intelligence), it's no wonder that we believe that the future -- which is full of robots and drones and self-driven vehicles, as well as diminishing human control over these machines -- is right on our doorstep. But are we really approaching the singularity as fast as we think we are? It's not hard to have that impression with the likes of Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, leading university departments and research centers around the world and more being highly concerned with the potential risks brought about by AI and taking action now to avoid a doomsday scenario in the near future. They predict that by the year 2030 machines will develop consciousness through the application of human intelligence.


Special Track on Cognition and Artificial Intelligence: Comparing Human Capability and Experience with Today’s Computer Models

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Cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence have provided valuable insights into the scope and limitations of understanding human thought and behavior. Advances in computer technology and tools are becoming more of a fixture in everyday life, and increasingly affecting how we think about artificial intelligence and cognition. This special track is motivated by these two fronts of research.


Artificial Intelligence: What it is, and what it should be

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What Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the current time is not what it should be. The mainstream works in the field are on domain-specific problems and solutions. Instead, AI should focus on general-purpose systems that are adaptive to its environment, and can work with insufficient knowledge and resources.