AI expert says that Russia is on the verge of a ‘major breakthrough’ in artificial intelligence

At an artificial intelligence conference in New York City last week, Professor Alexi Samsonovich from the Moscow-based National Research Nuclear University (MEPhl) Cybernetics Department told Sputnik News, “We are on the verge of a major breakthrough” in AI. In the past six months, we’ve seen AI master the board game Go, write a short film script, and infiltrate Snapchat filters. Each of these achievements is impressive in its own right. Together, they show just how quickly AI is advancing. But what was this breakthrough Samsonovich hinted at in NYC? Digital Trends reached out to him to find out. Related: Incredible AI app can ‘repaint’ photos to look like it was composed by famous artists In the last half decade, since the notion of AI was officially coined, the term has created some…


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