Possibilities and Limitations for AI: What Can't Machines Do?

Simon Colton

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Comparing human and machine intelligence is inappropriate, since it falsely anthropomorphizes machines and defines intelligence in a way that only applies to humans. There are no fundamental technical limitations on the level of intelligence that software can achieve. However, in the near term, advances in AI will continue to be incremental, and we should be realistic about the speed of development. The existence of creative or art-making AI raises questions around authenticity, influence, the purpose of art and evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWork in the Future
Subtitle of host publicationThe Automation Revolution
EditorsRobert Skidelsky, Nan Craig
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030211349
ISBN (Print)9783030211332
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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