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What are the Major Achievements in Artificial Intelligence?

What Do We Value in the Field of Artificial Intelligence?

There is a documentary called AlphaGo about the development of the computer program by the same name, the first computer Go program to beat a human professional Go player without handicaps on a full-sized 19×19 board and several Go champions in the world. The great advancements in artificial intelligence that is remembered by the public seems to be within games thought to be of great intelligence.

Three years ago there was a list made with the following

  • Beating the world champion of Go.
  • Dominating Atari games.
  • Writing poetry.
  • Beating professional poker players.
  • Developing a scientific theory.
  • Beating humans on IQ tests.

A list on the Wikipedia page listing the progress in artificial intelligence lists the following:

In other areas:

  • Boston Dynamics videos are viral on the internet about how their Ai can jump do many stunts etc.
  • In the field of computer vision and NLP, Deepfakes are rocking the internet, There is one company which is working on making videos from articles

OpenAI’s AI-powered robot learned how to solve a Rubik’s cube one-handed.

Too technical?

Are we too concerned with how intelligent a computer program can be as a benchmark for progress? In terms of beating other humans in tasks that are perceived as intelligent.

In November 2019, Lee Se-Dol formally announced his retirement, citing that “AI is an entity that cannot be defeated”.

If we consider the pages on Wikipedia or the newspapers, what other areas would be considered as possibilities for great progress?

AI algorithm was able to defeat some of the world’s best players at the real-time strategy game StarCraft II.

If: “Ultimately, these results provide strong evidence that general-purpose learning techniques can scale AI systems to work in complex, dynamic environments involving multiple actors,” then what would be progress beyond the technical ability to outsmart a human being?

This is #500daysofAI and you are reading article 179. I write one new article about or related to artificial intelligence every day for 500 days.



AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.

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