Artificial Intelligence: Ten things you need to understand

The history of artificial intelligence dates back into antiquity – intelligent robots appear in the myths of many ancient societies, including Greek, Arabic, Egyptian and Chinese. Today, the field is more vibrant than ever and some believe that we’re on the threshold of discoveries that could change human society irreversibly, for better or worse. Here are ten things you need to know before the robots take over the world: 1. Artificial Intelligence is developing faster than you think, and speeding up exponentially Humans tend to think in straight lines, but every aspect of technological progress is actually accelerating – including AI. Futurist Ray Kurzweil calls this the “Law of Accelerating Returns”, and presents evidence that an amount of progress equal to the entire 20th century’s gains was attained between 2000…


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