IQ to AI
Humanity's Great Hope
From man made disasters like Three Mile Island and the space shuttle Challenger, to business blunders such as New Coke and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, we demonstrate that human intelligence isn’t as reliable as we like to pretend that it is. And this is long before we start cataloguing the range of every day human fails. Artificial intelligence on the other hand, can predict outcomes of court decisions with surprising accuracy, can translate between any programmed language accurately, can find new uses for existing drugs and can beat us at chess, Go, Texas Hold Em Poker and Super Mario. As we move inevitably, towards a world where AI encounters, collaborates with and surpasses our IQ, it is best we understand what it is about and how to use it for profit. What comes next in our engagement with artificial intelligence, robots and chat-bots depends on our understanding of how they serve our purposes and our values. Where does AI let us down? And what is the wonderful feature of humanity that we still have to explore as AI gives us the freedom to do so.