Monday, March 14, 2016
Are We Paying Attention? (part 1)
The progress of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is advancing much faster than predicted. Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are concerned that we will be facing an AI apocalypse someday, with computers taking over the world. In the past five years, a branch of AI algorithms known as deep neural networks have been integrated into AI-driven products at the center of our lives. Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are investing heavily in AI research in a tech race seeking smarter computers. Android's speech recognition, Skype's instant translation capabilities, and Google's self-driving cars are just a sampling of how AI is being integrated into our daily lives. Should we really be concerned? What is being done?