ARTI I IAL INTELLIGEN E THE SINGULARITY IS NEAR?”
It’s the defining question of Artificial Intelligence: can a computer attain the human mind’s ability to conceptualize?
Can a computer not just power the system, BUT CONCEIVE OF THE SYSTEM? MOST SIGNIFICANTLY, can a computer look at itself critically, self assess, and devise a novel new solution?
As of 2017, the answer is very much no. AI IS IN ITS INFANCY, DESPITE HIGH PROFILE WINS LIKE Google Deepmind’s victory against a worldclass player in Go, and Watson’s $1 million prize for winning Jeopardy. Compared with the human mind, computers are powerful but limited workhorses.