Artificial intelligence “future is uncertain,” says Microsoft’s head of research

Eric Horvitz, Microsoft’s head of research, has spoken out about the current debate surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) and the concerns many people have about the way it might be used in the future. With Google having recently announced that a form of “machine learning” is already being used in its search algorithms, the race to come up with a true AI is on. History of flight Horvitz, the director of the Microsoft Research lab, recently spoke on the subject to a full room at MIT’s annual EmTech technology conference held in Cambridge, MA. “I like to think about advances in AI through lens of the history of flight,” he began. “It started as a few guys on a windy beach looking at a kite,” Horvitz explained, “and 50 years later,…


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