Artificial intelligence

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Further ReadingBibliography

Christiano, Paul. 2014.Paul (2014) Three impacts of machine intelligence.intelligence, Rational Altruist, August 23.

Artificial intelligence” (AI) refers tointelligence (AI) is the capabilityset of intellectual capacities characteristic of human beings exhibited by machines, as well as the area of research aimed at creating machines to perform intellectual tasks, such as recognizing objects, forming plans to achieve goals and making predictions.with these capacities.

Artificial intelligence isintelligence” (AI) refers to the setcapability of machines to perform intellectual capacities characteristictasks, such as recognizing objects, forming plans to achieve goals and making predictions.

Today, AI systems are better than even the smartest people at some intellectual tasks, such as chess, but much worse at others, such as writing academic papers. If AI systems eventually become as good or better than humans at many of these remaining tasks, then their impact will likely be transformative. Furthermore, in the extreme case that AI systems eventually become more capable than humans at all intellectual tasks, this would arguably be the most significant development in human beings exhibited by machines, as well as the areahistory.

Possible impacts of research aimed at creating machines with this capacity.progress in AI include accelerated scientific progress, large-scale unemployment, novel forms of warfare, and risks from unintended behavior in AI systems.

Further Reading

Christiano, Paul. 2014. Three impacts of machine intelligence.

Artificial intelligence is the set of intellectual capacities characteristic of human beings exhibited by machines, as well as the area of research aimed at creating machines with this capacity.