Episode 05: How does AI think?
Essentially, artificial neural networks are based on the human brain. Artificial neurons “fire” and respond to stimuli. But unlike us, AI has no understanding of the world. It can’t explain the meaning of its “perceptions”, i.e., the “input”. And it doesn’t have an emotional relationship with the world either.
In Episode 5 of “AI and Us”, AI experts Christian Becker-Asano, Martin Butz, Milica Gašić and Tobias Matzner explain what differentiates artificial intelligence from humans and how AI could become “more human” and respond to us with empathy.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from all over the world to spend time conducting research in Germany. The Foundation maintains a network of well over 30,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in more than 140 countries worldwide – including 57 Nobel Laureates.
As part of the German government’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation can appoint a total of 30 Alexander von Humboldt Professors for Artificial Intelligence in the years up to 2024. These chairs are contributing to work being done to comprehensively investigate the opportunities AI offers for our future and to make use of them. They will also help strengthen Germany’s standing as an internationally attractive and influential location in this important field.