What just happened? The rise of interest in Artificial Intelligence
Misconceptions and misperceptions about artificial intelligence technology cloud some of the public’s understanding of AI technology and its potential societal impacts. It’s instructive to look at the evolution of AI’s capabilities to get a more revealing grasp of how it might change the world, says Subbarao Kambhampati, a Fulton Schools professor of computer science and chief AI officer for the AI Foundation. In the first of a series of columns on the subject, Kambhampati examines how AI has progressed in gaining abilities in particular kinds of intelligence in ways comparable to — and different than — human intellectual development.