Welcome to Series II of our Understanding AI three-part series! You may watch Series I here.
In this episode of ExpertsConnect, Lead Data Scientist, at PHYTEC, Jan Werth (PhD), dives deeper into the notion of artificial intelligence. He explains the timeline of AI, discusses the main fields of AI, and shares his perspective on whether or not AI is really intelligent.
The Timeline of Artificial Intelligence [1:04] | Jan outlines the timeline of events from 1956 - 2020. Notable events include.
What are the Main Fields of Artificial Intelligence? [12:19] | Dr Werth dives deeper into four main fields of AI.
Is Artificial Intelligence really intelligent? [20:29] | Dr Werth explains that a machine can become very intelligent, but it will most likely not get this human thing of being aware of getting consciousness and overthrow the human race. Maybe it might overthrow humans but not because it's conscious. So yeah, so I think this is the main difference here. I would say they come really close to being intelligent even also the learning process. Right, how they learn how it's how things are formed is very similar actually, to to a toddler. When I was looking at my babies, I kind of see an AI at work kind of right.
Notable Quotes from Dr Jan Werth
“I mean, look at the timeline, how fast this is progressing from, from here the first time seeing cats to machines seeing better than humans. I mean, there's just three years, right. And you can just imagine how this is going on.” [6:27]
[…] if we have a connector in our brain, which connects us, humans, to a quantum dimension, […]. Do we have a link theory? Are we interconnected over this quantum dimension? I don't know. Or do we get information, do we send information? I don't know. We don't know what part that plays. But I would say it plays definitely a significant role in us being humans right. […] Maybe that is missing in the machines and will forever be missing in machines or I will not say forever because and let's see for the next foreseeable future, it will not be integrated into the machine I think this is maybe the huge difference. So a machine is can become very intelligent, but it will most likely not get this human thing of being aware of getting consciousness and overthrow the human race. Maybe it might overthrow human rights, but not because it's conscious. [24:06]
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