Microsoft research chief says that AI is still too stupid to wipe humans out

Microsoft research chief: AI systems of today aren’t a threat to the human race For the AI naysayers, Microsoft chief of research has a solid answer : AI is still too stupid to wipe humans out. Chris Bishop, Microsoft’s director of research at Cambridge dismissed the fear that humans are on the verge of developing an artificial intelligence whose abilities far outdo our own. Highlighting the many limitations of AI systems, he added that it will continue to lag human performance for decades to come. “This is a good moment for a little reality check,” he told a public discussion hosted by The Royal Society in London last week. “Yes, deep learning has achieved human-level performance in object recognition, but what does that mean?” Bishop asks. “It means the machine…


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