The development and training of sophisticated machines to interpret data and make decisions will help our society become smarter and likely more efficient. But what does this mean when analytical jobs are displaced by artificial intelligence? What are the implications to privacy, when machines are taught to predict emotions, IQ and interests? Who is responsible if increased intelligence enables machines to defy their intended, programmed purpose?
Bytes on AI: Artificial Intelligence has become a broadly used and often undefined term. We’ve compiled a quick cheat sheet, curtesy of Stanford:
· AI is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, in particular, intelligent computer programs.
· Intelligence is based on the ability to achieve goals.
· AI is not a new phenomenon, as research began following WWII when a number of researchers began work on AI machines, Alan Turing among the most notable. Turing noted that AI should be developed based on programming computers and not building machines.