AI has access to the sum total of human knowledge recorded digitally online, along with that information’s precise processing according to human systems. Mathematics or medicine come to mind. We are developing AI surgeons to operate on human beings. Previously I thought AI the mechanical perfection of Human Intelligence.
The world abounds with digital sensors, AI has access to much of our reality. For example the increase in temperature due to global warming, AI may help us repair the damage caused by carbon emissions. Provide us a method for removing carbon from the atom. There are many opportunities for AI. People I know agree, AI is very good at analysing facts, but perhaps is ultimately inferior to Human Intelligence.
There is something beyond AI’s perception, emotion. We haven’t yet built a machine that exhibits imagination and creativity, fundamentals of human intelligence. To put it another way a machine that can truly love and hate. I thought of AI as superior intellect for observable facts but it can’t make moral decisions, for example choose peace over war. AI is an extension of us, we invented it, but at the end of the day a computer is a machine. Having said that I think AI is the most dramatic human invention since the wheel.