Episode 07: Can AI be like us?
An AI that is so like us that we can’t tell it apart from a human being is a scary thought. The idea is sinister, but a long way from reality. At least, at the moment. Because today’s AI still has problems holding a targeted conversation. Even when AI is embedded in an artificial body it lacks the emotions and knowledge of the world to be able to behave as we do. Christian Becker-Asano, Martin Butz and Milica Gašić explain exactly what will always probably make artificial intelligence different from us.
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.