Presentation on theme: "Nigel David Robert Dunk. Introduction What is artificial intelligence? Merriam-Webster says it is a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction What is artificial intelligence? Merriam-Webster says it is a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers An AI would be Not domain restricted Capable of Learning Autonomous Could pass as a human or better.
Technical Background The field of AI research was founded in a conference room at Dartmouth college in 1956 where computers were solving algebra problems and speaking English. In DARPA's Grand Challenge in 2005, a robot built by a team from Stanford beat two other cars and drove over 130 miles in under 7 hours, winning the $2 million prize. In 2010, the Berkeley Overmind AI defeated Oriol, number 1 Starcraft player in Spain and a competitor at the World Cyber Games.
AI pwning n00bs at chess Deep Blue, a chess-playing computer made by IBM, beat world champion chess player Garry Kasparov in 1996 and again in 1997. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGATtigzCNA
Issue/problem AI’s will ultimately ascend past human limits of thinking. Early AI’s will be able to create superintelligence which supersedes what humans are capable of. Will a successful AI have similar ethics to humans or will it enslave/attack us like in “The Matrix”. Will AI impact jobs for humans? Ethical standpoints – Utilitarian and Kantian
Summary AI has come a long way and continues to push boundaries. Scientific discoveries are moving closer to an exponential singularity. Will we work with machines to make a better tomorrow...?...or fight against them for our own future?