Artificial intelligence won’t overtake humans as of now

MUMBAI: Self-aware and self improving computers will not overtake the human race in our lifetimes, according to IBM Research Director Arvind Krishna. Krishna heads the organisation that gave the world Watson, the Jeopardy-winning cognitive computing system which is now being used by doctors to help diagnose cancer.”To get to this singularity, as they call it, you need a machine that knows everything. I know how to make an AI (artificial intelligence) machine that knows what we teach it. I can’t even conceive of an AI machine that goes beyond what it’s been taught.I would predict to you that in ‘our living lifetimes’ that will not happen,” Krishna told ET. Engineer-entrepreneur Elon Musk and scientist Stephen Hawking, among others, have called for greater caution in using artificial intelligence. Musk said with…


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