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Thoughts on Artificial Intelligence


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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