December 06, 2017

AI can beat humans only one game at a time

Featuring Gregory C. Allen

Source: Axios

Journalist Steve Levine

Despite all of the potential for artificial intelligence to solve our most vexing problems, it's still in a primitive state, according to a new report by Stanford University. But a separate paper, this one by Alphabet's DeepMind, suggests again that it has made some of its best progress in the narrow realm of games.

Why it matters: Those advances are important, but life isn't a game. AI progress outside of these areas has been harder to define and track. "The most important thing for AI is to go from exceptional promise to use in actual everyday life," Martial Hebert, director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, tells Axios.

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  • Gregory C. Allen

    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Greg Allen is an Adjunct Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program, where he focuses on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics, an...