…ion points you could click on, it’s not by accident that it’s pretty easy to pick the correct one). Mobile phones constantly run AI to decide which phone tower to connect to, while the backbone of the internet is a huge interconnected AI deciding the fastest way to get data from one computer to another. Thinking, decision making AI is in our hands, beneath our feet, in our cars and almost every electr…
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.