Artificial intelligence (A.I.) has been popularised in science fiction for decades. Remember Max from Flight of the Navigator, Jonny Five in Short Circuit or HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey? Perhaps you are more familiar with the Terminator or C-3PO and R2-D2? These are just a few of the famous A.I. heroes and villains who have caught our imaginations on the big screen and perhaps shaped our perceptions of A.I.
CAN MACHINES THINK?
There are many thoughts on what A.I. actually means. However, it is typically used to refer to machines that can mimic the cognitive functions of the human mind, something that, in itself, is difficult to measure...
This article was first published in En Voyage Issue 2.
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