Problems and Questions
Future of AI
I will consider the future
of AI in two parts. One is the physical
limitations and one has to do with ethics.
future of AI depends on
the future of human intelligence. What
do I mean by this? Well what I mean is
that the advancement of AI depends on the current limitations of
systems, available manufacturing processes, and human intellect. In order to advance AI into a realm where we
could consider it even close to human intelligence, there needs to be a
lot of advancements in technology.
future of AI also
depends on ethics. In the future, even
if we do have the technology and capacity to created “super” AI or
would it be ethical to do so? A crazy
thought… What if the world was taken over by robots?
Now this is completely straight out of Hollywood, but
to say, it is not impossible, just highly improbable.
reflect on what has
happened in the last few decades in regards to the advancement of AI. We have been able to create machines that do
specific industrial tasks, but these machines bare no form whatsoever
intelligence. They perform a specialized
task. In the section called “Modern
History” of Intelligence, I described two computer programs that could
in a conversation. Are they intelligent? It turned out that the programs used simple techniques of word recognition and
play-back. This then, is not even close
to any sort of weak Artificial
Will there ever
be strong AI if we define strong AI as duplicating human intelligence? This remains controversial.
Like I said before, it is possible but I
think it is highly improbable. I feel
that knowing that my brain is the most complex thing
in the entire universe is empowering. In
this regard, maybe my thoughts on the
existence of strong AI in the future are biased.
We do know this
however. Today, even after decades of
research, reaching the intelligence of a flea still remains impossible. There are just too many things that a living,
breathing organism “brings to the table” so to say.
Besides, could we ever classify a computer to
be intelligent? When does AI become
“intelligent”? We all thought that when
a computer system beat the worlds’ chess champion, that was intelligent. We now can now look back at this “feat” and
we say that there was no “intelligence” involved.
These are all of
the problems and questions of the future of Artificial Intelligence.
Articles involving the
current or future
applications of Artificial Intelligence programming:
Applying Support Vector
Machines for Gene ontology
Artificial neural network
approach for selection of susceptible single nucleotide polymorphisms
construction of prediction model on childhood allergic asthma http://www.pubmedcentral.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=518959
Coronavirus 3CLpro proteinase
Possible relevance to SARS virus pathology
Control of a
two-dimensional movement signal by a noninvasive brain-computer
A model of prenatal
aquisition of speech
Future programs at the
National Library of Medicine.
of Enzyme Binding: Human Thrombin Inhibition Study by Quantum Chemical
Artificial Intelligence Methods Based on X-ray Structures#
Automated Database Tool for Analyzing
Screening Hits in Drug Discovery http://0-pubs.acs.org.clicnet4.clic.edu/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/jcisd8/2003/43/i05/abs/ci034067s.html
Ballistic Model of Choice Response Time
of Short-Term Memory Revisited: Empirical
and Computational Investigations of Recency Effects http://www.psyc.bbk.ac.uk/people/academic/usher_m/psychrev2005.pdf