5 things you should know about Artificial Intelligence

What happened to Johnny Five? Almost every article about artificial intelligence forgets the loveable 80s cyborg from the film Short Circuit, instead focusing on killer robots like The Terminator. Warnings about AI are strong and persistent. As Professor Stephen Hawking recently said: “Computers will overtake humans with AI at some point within the next 100 years.” But, if AI doesn’t wipe out humanity, it could help public servants. In fact, it already does. Here are the five things you should know about artificial intelligence. What is it? Any software that can do what was usually uniquely associated with humans is called artificial intelligence, explains Dr Andy Chun, Associate Professor at City University of Hong Kong. This could range from innate human behaviour like seeing, talking and listening to more complex…


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