Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be categorised at three different levels.

First is ‘narrow’ AI that specialises in one area e.g. the AI that plays chess, or go, better than humans.

The second and third levels are concerned with more general ability. ‘General’ AI can perform as well as a human across the board i.e. it is AI that can perform any intellectual task that a human can. Such AI is yet to be developed.

Third is ‘super intelligent’ AI i.e. an AI that performs better than human brains in practically every field. This has yet to be developed but several prominent scientists and technologists (including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Bill Gates) have warned that this carries with in an existential threat for the human race.

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