Will AI Surpass Human Intelligence? Interview with Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber on Deep Learning

Photo Credits: Wort & Bild Verlag /Eleana Hegerich Machine learning has become a buzzword in the media these days. Recently Science magazine published a cover paper on Human-level concept learning through probabilistic program induction and shortly after Nature magazine devoted its cover story to AlphaGo, an AI program that defeated European Go Championship winner. Late on Tuesday night, Google’s DeepMind AI group will play one of the world’s best human Go players, Lee Se-dol of South Korea. The game will be live streamed on YouTube, and the stream is embedded at the end of this story. Many are now discussing the potential of artificial intelligence, asking questions such as “Can machines learn like a human?”, “Will artificial intelligence surpass human intelligence?”, and so on. To answer such questions, InfoQ interviewed Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber, Scientific Director of…


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