Has humanity already lost control of artificial intelligence? Scientists admit that computers are learning too quickly for humans to keep up
Last year, scientists made a driverless car that learned by watching humans
But even the creators of the car did not understand how it learned this way
In another study, a computer could pinpoint people with schizophrenia
Again, its creators were unsure how it was able to do this
By SHIVALI BEST
11 April 2017
rom driving cars to beating chess masters at their own game, computers are already performing incredible feats.
And artificial intelligence is quickly advancing, allowing computers to learn from experience without the need for human input.
But scientists are concerned that computers are already overtaking us in their abilities, raising the prospect that we could lose control of them altogether.
Last year, a driverless car took to the streets of New Jersey, which ran without any human intervention.
The car, created by Nvidia, could make its own decisions after watching how humans learned how to drive.
But despite creating the car, Nvidia admitted that it wasn’t sure how the car was able to learn in this way, according to MIT Technology Review.
The car’s underlying technology was ‘deep learning’ – a powerful tool based on the neural layout of the human brain.
Deep learning is used in a range of technologies, including tagging your friends on social media, and allowing Siri to answer questions.