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I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted. Alan Turing
Once thought made us human ... being taken on by machines. Professor Marcus du Sautoy, Horizon: The Hunt For AI, BBC 2012
Could they extend human intelligence in unimaginable new ways? ibid.
The computer is starting to think in a multi-intelligible way. ibid.
Bletchley Park: what happened here still resonates today ... He was the brilliant mathematician Alan Turing. ibid.
They only hope they had of cracking the Enigma code was to create another machine to do it. ibid.
Turing’s ideas about machines that could mimic the human mind really started to take shape ... He asked the question, Can a machine think? ibid.
The hunt for artificial intelligence has become tied up with one technology: the computer. ibid.
This machine could seemingly understand all the complexities, puns and riddles of natural language much faster than any human. But was this true artificial intelligence? Was Watson thinking like us? ibid.
Blue Jean is solving incredible complex calculations about biological processes. ibid.
Intuition, creativity and imagination are what make us so unique. ibid.
Without a body, artificial intelligence cannot exist. ibid.
Getting a computer to see has become one of the most difficult challenges in AI. ibid.
And perhaps the secret to creating thinking machines lies in letting them develop as we do. ibid.
Artificial intelligence: what is it? How does it work? What can it do? Horizon: A Horizon Guide to Artificial Intelligence, BBC 2018
It wasn’t so long ago we thought artificially intelligent robots would take over the world. ibid.
It was beginning to dawn on the scientist of the 70s exactly what computers could be capable of. ibid.
Scientists and engineers began to re-evaluate intelligence to understand what thinking really was and to program truly intelligent machines. ibid.
An incredible revolution is happening in the world of health care that some claim could be the cure that doctors and patients desperately need: Artificial Intelligence. Horizon: Diagnosis on Demand? The Computer Will See You Now, BBC 2018
If the AI is working well, it will filter out all of the people with non-serious conditions, leaving human GPs to treat the patients who really need their expertise. ibid.
The vision of the machine with a brain began to obsess Turing. Code-Breakers: Bletchley Park’s Lost Heroes, BBC 2011
Mind a Quarterly Review of Psychology and Philosophy 1) Computer Machinery And Intelligence by A M Turing ... I propose to consider the question, Can machines think? ibid.
Artificial intelligence was a staggering intellectual leap. ibid.
It was our ability to walk on two legs ... that put humans on top of the food chain. Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman: Are Robots the Future of Human Evolution? Science 2010
Will they evolve complex brains like ours? ibid.
What is consciousness? ibid.
Will our descendants be biological or mechanical? ibid.
Why give a robot an order to obey orders – why aren’t the original orders enough? Why command a robot not to do harm – wouldn’t it be easier never to command it to do harm in the first place? Does the universe contain a mysterious force pulling entities toward malevolence, so that a positronic brain must be programmed to withstand it? Do intelligent beings inevitably develop an attitude problem? Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works
Now they are tackling their greatest challenge – trying to think like us. Hyper Evolution: The Rise of the Robots II, BBC 2017
Intelligent robots will become our companions and even our friends. ibid.
A shape-shifting body, atomic computing, powering a brain that might outsmart our own: the rise of the machines may be closer than you think. Michio Kaku, Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible s1e9: How to Build a Sci-Fi Robot, Science 2009
Learning the rules of an unpredictable world – that’s hard. ibid.
The development of artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. Stephen Hawking
Artificial intelligence has the potential to solve all of the most difficult problems of today and tomorrow. Max Tegmark
The pace of progress in artificial intelligence (I’m not referring to narrow AI) is incredibly fast. Unless you have direct exposure to groups like Deepmind, you have no idea how fast — it is growing at a pace close to exponential. The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five-year timeframe, ten years at most. Elon Musk
Scientists are creating AI today and setting the course for a new tomorrow. How AI changes our lives now and in the future is up to us. This is A.I., Science 2018
Understanding language is one of the biggest challenges. ibid.
Researchers estimate that one out of four cars will be driverless by 2030. ibid.
Will it take away my job? ibid.
It’s intensely contemplative. It’s almost hypnotic. It’s like putting your hand on the third rail of the universe. If you play Go seriously there is a chance that you will get exposed to this experience that is kind of like nothing else on the planet. AlphaGo, dude, Netflix 2017
We think of Deep Mind as kind of like an Apollo program for AI. Our mission is to fundamentally understand intelligence. ibid. developer
The game of Go was the Holy Grail of Artificial Intelligence. ibid. developer #2
I lose with a program. And I don’t understand myself any more. ibid. Fan Hui, European champion
I still think I have the advantage. ibid. Lee Sedol v Deep Mind, South Korean tournament
I want my style of Go to be something different, something new, my own thing. Something that no-one has thought of before. ibid. Lee Sedol [18 world championships]
This is the thing we were most afraid of: self-doubt. ibid. television commentator
The computer just came out the victor. ibid. US commentator post-first-game
Surely, AlphaGo is creative. ibid. Lee Sedol, Game 2
There is something I think frightening to people about a machine that learns on its own. ibid. expert
I couldn’t believe I won one game … after losing three games in a row. ibid. Lee Sedol
Is AI about to revolutionise health care? Can robots outperform doctors? The new tech that’s already saving lives. And can robots replace carers? Tonight: Can Robots Save the NHS? ITV 2020
It’s not hard to imagine a world in which computers make decisions for us. Artificial intelligence is here: we are already living in it. Artificial intelligence is getting smarter all the time. But AI takes as well as it gives. The more we use it, the more it learns about us. It has the potential to change our world for the better. But the world is also waking up to the dangers. The US’ and Chinese’ militaries are pouring billions into the new technology. As the world develops more and more machines that can think for themselves, how scared should we be? Panorama: Are You Scared Yet, Human? BBC 2021
Machines are getting smarter. Much smarter. Where will the artificial intelligence revolution take us? Are we being careful enough about what machines are learning from? What happens if a computer is your boss? Or when it can read your mind? So should we fear what that future will bring? Panorama: Beyond Human: Artificial Intelligence & Us, BBC 2023