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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

A very short introduction to Artificial Intelligence, its varieties, and the substance in current claims of phenomenal success. (Talk at betahaus Hamburg, June 2016)

Wolfgang Wopperer-Beholz

June 08, 2016

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  1. “The dream is finally arriving. This is what it was

    all leading up to.” Bill Gates, 2016
  2. “Machines will be capable, within 20 years, of doing any

    work a man can do.” Herbert A. Simon, 1965
  3. “Since then, the expected arrival date has been receding at

    a rate of one year per year.” Nick Bostrom, 2014
  4. “I don’t think you can time AI with Moore’s Law.

    AI is a software problem.” Eliezer Yudkowsky, 2016
  5. “Can we create superintelligences without knowing how our brains work?

    Only in the sense that you can make airplanes without knowing how a bird flies. You don’t need to be an expert in bird biology, but at the same time, it's difficult to know enough to build an airplane without realizing some high- level notion of how a bird might glide or push down air with its wings.” Eliezer Yudkowsky, 2016