Are you a believer that someday soon artificial intelligence will be driving your kids to school, flying your family on vacation, and operating on your cancer?
As one who has seen the anticipation of AI rise and fall over several decades, I would like to warn you. Artificial Intelligence has great limitations. The greatest one of which is that we don’t know what it means.
Here’s the first piece of evidence for you. A journalist has compiled a list of AI terms for the first AI glossary. I don’t see the terms for Intelligence, nor AI. It’s important to define EVERYTHING when you’re being a serious scientist. Never assume anything.
Perhaps you say that this is only for vision systems, and doesn’t apply to other types of AI attempts. Perhaps. Then again, consider this article about how the Watson system of IBM has done as a doctor’s assistant.
Not well. It’s been fired from several hospitals that were giving it a try.
Perhaps you know of a success story, or someplace that has a great AI dictionary and making great strides. I’d love to hear from you.
My emotional and scientifically conservative side says “be skeptical” and “don’t hold your breath.” We’ve been through this once, twice, maybe three times in the past 40 years.
Maybe that’s my “natural intelligence” talking.