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Futureproof by Caleb Storkey, Minter Dial

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Chapter 6

Artificial intelligence (AI)

What am I thinking now? And now?

Numbers do not feel. Do not bleed or weep or hope. They do not know bravery or sacrifice. Love or allegiance. At the very apex of callousness you will find only ones and zeroes.1

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

What is it?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the development and use of machines to function in ways normally associated with the cognitive functions of the human brain. This human brain functionality can include such capabilities as problem solving, decision making, language translation, speech and visual recognition.

The idea of robots with independent thought is far from new; it has been around since Karel Čapek’s play, Robota, in the 1920s. Moreover, the practical ...

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