Intelligent machines: Making AI work in the real world

Intelligent machines: Making AI work in the real world By Eric Schmidt Alphabet executive chairman (formerly Google) 12 September 2015 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eric Schmidt believes that we are at the cusp of a new age of AI As part of the BBC’s Intelligent Machines season, Google’s Eric Schmidt has penned an exclusive article on how he sees artificial intelligence developing, why it is experiencing such a renaissance and where it will go next.Until recently, AI seemed firmly stuck in the realm of science fiction. The term “artificial intelligence” was coined 60 years ago – on August 31 1955, John McCarthy proposed a “summer research project” to work out how to create thinking machines. It’s turned out to take a bit longer than…


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