What is artificial intelligence and how is it affecting our world? Should we be afraid of AI and what could it mean for our future? All this and more in this episode of Aprender Ingles con Reza y Craig.
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans.
Some of the activities computers with artificial intelligence are designed for include:
Speech recognition and understanding language
(source: https://www.techopedia.com/ )
Weak AI – achieves only the result of a human (ie IBM Deep Blue
Strong AI – simulating brain function
More examples of weak A1:
self-driving cars, driverless cars, autonomous cars
AlphaGo – Go is 2,500 years old. AlphaGo Zero beat AlphaGo 100-0. It learned in only 40 days.
AI builds playlists for you in Spotify.
AI recommends products to you based on your buying habits on Amazon. – MACHINE LEARNING – Like babies learn – Building data on data
AGI – Artificial General Intelligence – AI with more than one simple purpose. – Like a human brain, but so much more powerful. Computers can process information at the speed of light
Should we be afraid of superintelligent AI? Will it step on us like we would step on an ant?
If Superintelligent AI ran for a week and had access to the internet (all the world’s information), it could make 20,000 years of technological progress. 6 months = 500,000 years or more
We feed Google all of our questions and all of our answers. It knows what and how we think.
What’s the difference between intelligence and wisdom?
intelligence (cleverness – inteligencia) – making mistakes, learning and solving problems by using what we learn.
Wisdom (sabiduría) – applying the correct knowledge in the most efficient way. Looking beyond intelligence
“It could be great, it could be terrible. One thing’s for sure; we will not be able to control it.”
Artificial Intelligence: Mankind’s Last Invention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pls_q2aQzHg
What’s the difference between VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality)?
Virtual Reality is defined as “the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment.” (Oculus Rift)
Augmented reality is defined as “an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to add digital information on an image of something.”
( your phone’s camera to show you a view of the real world in front of you, then put a layer of information, including text and/or images, on top of that view. – Pokemon Go)
AR adds things to your existing world. VR changes your world.
Everything VR & AR podcast: https://www.thevrara.com/podcast/
What can humans do that computers can’t?
AI can recognize faces, it can recognise voices. It knows what language you’re speaking and will soon be able to translate it seamlessly. Will we be out of a job soon?
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English.
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