Thoughts on Artificial Intelligence

Published: Jul 8, 2018

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Robots have already surpassed human beings in calculation and memory, but I have no doubt that the time will come when they will surpass in wisdom as well.
—Masayoshi Son
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A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
—Alan Perlis

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Nobody phrases it this way, but I think that artificial intelligence is almost a humanities discipline. It’s really an attempt to understand human intelligence and human cognition.
—Sebastian Thrun
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Before we work on artificial intelligence, why don’t we do something about natural stupidity?  
—Steve Polyak

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I visualise a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans, and I’m rooting for the machines.
—Claude Shannon
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Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
—Alan Kay

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The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots. —Erich Fromm

I believe that robots should only have faces if they truly need them.
—Donald Norman

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Some people call this artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us. So instead of artificial intelligence, I think we’ll augment our intelligence.
—Ginni Rometty
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By far, the greatest danger of artificial intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.
—Eliezer Yudkowsky

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The key to artificial intelligence has always been the representation.  
—Jeff Hawkins
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We’re going to become caretakers for the robots. That’s what the next generation of work is going to be.
—Gray Scott

(This story appears in the 20 July, 2018 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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