Is our pursuit of AI as intelligent as we think?

iCub—a humanoid robot testbed currently being used for research into human cognition and artificial intelligence. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Throughout the last decade, we have seen unprecedented, and perhaps to some, unimaginable technological growth. With each year that goes by, the power and influence technology possesses grows at a rate unseen in any other industry. Whether it be for the social, economic or medicinal aspects of our lives, it is undeniable that we are rapidly heading for an existence in which we are rarely detached from technology’s influence. Whilst this growth and expansion has it indisputable benefits, are we really ready for the world which we seem so desperate to attain? For the past few decades, science fiction has enabled us a glimpse into the future of technology and how it…


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