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== In popular culture ==
 
== In popular culture ==
 
AI has been featured heavily in many sci-fi films including [[A.I.]], [[Transcendence]], [[Ex Machina]] and [[Avengers: Age of Ultron]]
 
AI has been featured heavily in many sci-fi films including [[A.I.]], [[Transcendence]], [[Ex Machina]] and [[Avengers: Age of Ultron]]
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== Ethics and social impact ==
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[[File:The Map of Artificial Intelligence Ethical Issues.png|thumb|<span style="background-color: yellow">Upper left</span>: [[Machine ethics]], [[technological unemployment]], [[autonomous weapons]], and other short-term issues ''caused by'' machine learning algorithms. <br><span style="background-color: lightgreen">Lower left</span>: Concerns related to the (moral or legal) treatment of AIs in the near term. See [[PETRL]] for some speculative ideas.<br><span style="background-color: pink">Upper right</span>: Concerns relating to artificial superintelligence and the [[AI Control Problem]]. [[MIRI]] mainly works on this corner.<br><span style="background-color: lightblue">Treatment of digital minds</span>: [[Foundational Research Institute|FRI]] studies on strategies to reduce suffering in the far-future, including the suffering of digital beings.]]
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There are many different ethical concerns related to AI, which can best be understood by plotting them across two axes: time scale and agent vs. subject.
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[AI risk]]
 
* [[AI risk]]

Revision as of 14:57, 10 July 2017

Artificial intelligence (also AI) refers to a software construct capable of near-human, human, or super-human levels of intelligence. Defining characteristics of any AI include machine learning.

AI is currently an major industry growth areas slash buzzword, often supplanting jargon such as 'big data'.

Open source projects to develop AI include OpenAI and OpenCog.

Types of AI

There are various types of AI which can generally be broken down into two categories; Weak AI and Strong AI.

TechnoPedia describes the differences between the two as; "Weak artificial intelligence is a form of AI specifically designed to be focused on a narrow task and to seem very intelligent at it. It contrasts with strong AI, in which an AI is capable of all and any cognitive functions that a human may have, and is in essence no different than a real human mind." [1]

In popular culture

AI has been featured heavily in many sci-fi films including A.I., Transcendence, Ex Machina and Avengers: Age of Ultron

Ethics and social impact

Upper left: Machine ethics, technological unemployment, autonomous weapons, and other short-term issues caused by machine learning algorithms.
Lower left: Concerns related to the (moral or legal) treatment of AIs in the near term. See PETRL for some speculative ideas.
Upper right: Concerns relating to artificial superintelligence and the AI Control Problem. MIRI mainly works on this corner.
Treatment of digital minds: FRI studies on strategies to reduce suffering in the far-future, including the suffering of digital beings.

There are many different ethical concerns related to AI, which can best be understood by plotting them across two axes: time scale and agent vs. subject.


See also

External links

References