Mark Zuckerberg on AI: we’re nowhere near understanding how intelligence works

When Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage today at MWC 2016 for the Facebook keynote, he talked again mostly of his excitement for VR. He also discussed the future of 5G, Free Basics and a growing focus on sharing video. But the Facebook CEO also had some choice words regarding artificial intelligence (AI), revealing perhaps why we shouldn’t worry about AI just yet. He said that, while AI is becoming increasingly important in a lot of different fields of life and study, “we’re nowhere near understanding how intelligence actually works.” Instead, most AI programming being used today is based on pattern recognition, such as facial or voice recognition. This level of AI isn’t what Elon Musk and Stephen Hawkings warn us against, which is more a concern over the potential…


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