Artificial Intelligence (AI) has certainly been given a bad reputation in movies – from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Arnold Schwarzenegger as a murderous AI machine in Terminator, AI has always been portrayed as dangerous. However, will this ever truly be the case, and if so, will humanity be triumphant?
In this episode we explore a whole range of AI conundrums, such as, will machinery ever be able to replicate a human perfectly, down to nuances such as sarcasm, humour, and emotions? Does AI only mimic art or is there a potential they could replace artists and give Banksy a run for their money?
We’re joined by the prestigious Professor Michael Rovatsos, who is the Professor of Artificial Intelligence, a lead at the Alan Turing Institute and Director of The Bayes Centre at the University of Edinburgh.
He leads us through this mind-boggling world of smart machines and even provides insight into how AI may be used in modern day healthcare systems.