Nicole Junkermann presents an A-Z of AI: H = Human (like) intelligence

Nicole Junkermann, NJF Capital founder, presents an A-Z of Artificial Intelligence – a series of short videos focused on key areas of interest in this hugely topical and consequential field.

The artificial neural networks that drive many AI systems are loosely based on human brains.

But artificial intelligence is still very different from human intelligence.

AI systems are great at analysing and finding patterns in large amounts of data, when that data falls within relatively narrow parameters. 

That’s why AI can out-perform humans at playing chess and Go or analysing medical databases and scans.

What AI is not so good at is generalisation, transfer-learning, abstraction, reasoning, improvisation and creative thinking- all things that come naturally to humans.

The creation of machines that can think, reason and understand the world with a generalised, human intelligence – general AI – was the ultimate goal of the first AI pioneers in the 20th century.

Scientific opinion varies on whether general artificial intelligence will ever be achieved, although most commentators agree it is at least decades away.