Headlines about artificial intelligence make lofty claims about machines outperforming humans. However, the technology isn’t there yet, as computer science professor and author Melanie Mitchell explains in an engaging essay for Aeon. Humans have inherent “core knowledge” that AI simply doesn’t have, and instilling those understandings is a challenge when developing better systems for the future. Those in the AI sector should keep Mitchell’s message on their radar.
About the Author
Melanie Mitchell is a computer science professor at Portland State University and Santa Fe Institute. Her books include Complexity: A Guided Tour and Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans.