AI: How Will Humans Get By?

20.09.2019., Rovinj -Predavanje AI Kako ce proci covjek. Marija Selak . Photo: Marko Dimic/PIXSELL

The arrival of artificial intelligence is inevitable. It is not a question of whether we will create self-aware machines, it is a question of whether this will happen in five, ten or five thousand years – this was just one of the conclusions from “AI: How will the man go” panel, discussed by Korado Korlević (Višnjan Observatory), Žarko Paić (Faculty of Textile Technology), Tomislav Šmuc (Ruđer Bošković Institute) and Feđa Vukić (Design study).

Participants emphasized that today there are networks that can perform certain tasks better than humans, but one cannot speak of artificial intelligence that involves self-aware machines. It is not questionable whether artificial intelligence will emerge, panelists generally agreed on pessimism about what its arrival could mean for human beings.

“The topic of artificial intelligence is not technological. We must first determine what a human being is,” Korlević concluded in the discussion.

If technology takes on the role of one who creates and thinks, and humans devote themselves only to pleasurable things, do they cease to be human? ”Korlević wondered.

“We need to look at artificial intelligence as our child and hope that this child will not be intimidated by us as a threat,” he concluded.

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