It’s a topic we never get bored of. Artificial intelligence. The idea that a machine we build has got the same or better thinking capabilities as a human is extremely exciting. Artificial intelligence has been around for years. It’s not a new concept. But the way they are using this technology and making it able to teach itself how to become even better is changing rapidly.
These computers can now compete against each other to get better in their task and learn how to get better. Say for example you have a computer with the task of creating images. These images are being built upon a text description you provide to the machine. If you put another computer, with the task of detecting fake images, against the computer that creates images, they start competing. One computer is getting better at creating images and the other is becoming better at detecting fake images. This method is one of many reasons this technology is advancing at an incredibly fast rate. At this moment we already have artificial intelligence thats capible of talking, writing, drawing, driving and much more. This amazes and scares me at the same time. How can something this powerfull be contained?
“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race…. It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.” – Stephen Hawking
Scary as it seems to be, robots aren’t all bloodthirsty killing machines. They can also be friendly and helpfull.
Jibo is an artificial intelligent robot who is designed to be a helping hand in peoples lifes. Every experience teaches Jibo something new, like recognizing the faces and voices of close family and friends. He might greet you, ask you a question, or tell a joke.
Cozmo is an artificial intelligent robot. He is designed to be a playful friend. His technology lets him survey the world, explore it, and make decisions based on his mood.
These are just some simple examples. At present day we are able to command machines with speech and even toughts. You can drive to the grocery store without touching your wheel. Of course this technology isn’t currently available for all of us yet. But it exist. 40 years ago this whole idea was being labled as sciencefiction.
Artificial Inteligent Deep Blue vs Kasparov (Kasparov gets beaten by an A.I.)