Artificial Intelligence II:

I talked about risks of Artificial Intelligence in my last post and did so because I thought that though  AI is one of revolutionizing technologies ,it could be a potential threat in future.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence exhibited by machines. In computer science, an ideal “intelligent” machine is a flexible rational agent that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal.

From SIRI to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) is progressing rapidly. While science fiction often portrays AI as robots with human-like characteristics, AI can encompass anything from Google’s search algorithms to IBM’s Watson to autonomous weapons.

Over the last decade or two, researchers have pushed successfully at the frontiers of “Machine Learning.“One of their breakthroughs involves the use of a technique called deep learning. Though it takes many forms, one example of deep learning is the creation of electronic “neural networks” that can mimic different basic operations occurring in real webs of neurons. The “deep” part comes from stacking up the operations of the electronic neural networks.These integrated networks allow a computer to execute a truly higher operation like facial recognition

Artificial intelligence today is properly known as narrow AI(or weak AI), in that it is designed to perform a narrow task (e.g. only facial recognition or only internet searches or only driving a car). However, the long-term goal of many researchers is to create general AI (AGI or strong AI). While narrow AI may outperform humans at whatever its specific task is, like playing chess or solving equations, AGI would outperform humans at nearly every cognitive task.

At last I would like to conclude this topic with a quotation:

Everything we love about civilization is a product of intelligence, so amplifying our human intelligence with artificial intelligence has the potential of helping civilization flourish like never before – as long as we manage to keep the technology beneficial.“                                                   Max Tegmark, President of the Future of Life Institute

Thank You.

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