Don’t Believe the Hype When It Comes to AI

February 20, 2017

(Wired) – Thanks to neural networks – digital approximations of the way that the human brain learns – artificial intelligence has made enormous breakthroughs in everything from creating machines that can recognise faces with more accuracy than a human, to building cars capable of driving themselves, to recently, a computer “Turing test for sound” which can watch silent videos and predict the sounds that should accompany them. But it very nearly didn’t happen like this.