ExpertsConnect EP. 28: Understanding Artificial Intelligence with Jan Werth (Series II)
ExpertsConnect EP. 28: Understanding Artificial Intelligence with Jan Werth (Series II)

ExpertsConnect EP. 28: Understanding Artificial Intelligence with Jan Werth (Series II)

Summary:

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. 

SHOW NOTES:

The Timeline of Artificial Intelligence [1:04] | Jan outlines the timeline of events from 1956 - 2020. Notable events include.

  • 1956 - the invention of the term AI at Dartmouth College. 
  • 1991 - the birth of the Internet.
  • 1997 - Deep blue defeats world chess champion Gary Kasparov.
  • 2005 - The DARPA Grand Challenge.
  • 2011- IBM Watson's Jeopardy victory.
  • 2012 - Computers learn to identify cats. 
  • 2014 - Alexia.
  • 2015 - Machines “see” better than humans.
  • 2016 - AlphaGo.
  • 2018 - self-driving cars on public roads.
  • 2019 - Dactyl robot learned to solve a Rubik's cube
  • 2020 - Development of antibiotic using deep learning. 

What are the Main Fields of Artificial Intelligence? [12:19] | Dr Werth dives deeper into four main fields of AI. 

  1. Image Processing 
  2. Natural Language Processing
  3. Time Series Analysis
  4. Data Generation

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]

CONNECT with Jan:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jan-werth/

Medium: https://janwerth.medium.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClH75cIszZQuyyUOSIszwOw 

Contact PHYTEC:

https://www.phytec.de/en/startseite

https://www.phytec.de/en/leistungen/kuenstliche-intelligenz/

https://www.phytec.de/en/unternehmen/schulungen-trainings/ki-schulung/

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Kadian Davis-Owusu (PhD)
Kadian has a background in Computer Science and pursued her PhD and post-doctoral studies in the fields of Design for Social Interaction and Design for Health. She has taught a number of interaction design courses at the university level including the University of the West Indies, the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) in Jamaica, and the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. Kadian also serves as the Founder and Lead UX Designer for TeachSomebody and is the host of the ExpertsConnect video podcast. In this function, Kadian serves to bridge the learning gap by delivering high-quality content tailored to meet your learning needs. Moreover, through expert collaboration, top-quality experts are equipped with a unique channel to create public awareness and establish thought leadership in their related domains.... Show more
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