It’s a gross exaggeration to call any of this AI. From the very beginning of computer programming, computers have always made decisions based on input, for example, click on this button and follow this execution path. As software grows ever more complex, the “decision making” becomes much, much more sophisticated, but is it really “artificial intelligence?”

From self-driving cars to systems that manage the world’s nuclear arsenals, various inputs drive incomprehensibly difficult decisions. There has to be an extra and unique quality that differentiates a true AI from all computer programming that has come before it.

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