The possibilities from artificial intelligence are picking up steam again (did it ever really stop?).
Airing on YouTube later today
, Google CEO, Sundar Pichai and Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki are interviewed on the successes and challenges tech is bringing to the workforce today.
We already know one soundbite from Sundar in the interview:
Artificial intelligence will be more profound than electricity or fire.
He also talked about how much we already use artificial intelligence in our day to day lives. Just yesterday, someone was stunned at how easily I could find a photo from a few years ago thanks to Google Photo’s ability to recognise objects in a photo.
Popular definition of artificial intelligence remains something out of a Jetsons cartoon
though and this definition has been generations in the making. Rosie the robot, from the aforementioned cartoon first appeared all the way back in 1962. The result is that stories of what artificial intelligence can do in discrete situations get extrapolated beyond what is actually possible.
What is possible today though is still astounding.
Microsoft recently showed that artificial intelligence can imagine a bird
from a short piece of text: “Create a bird that is red and white with a very short beak.”
The result is the image below.