Dr Feiyu Xu, the vice president and head of the AI Laboratory at Lenovo, spoke to journalists at the the company’s innovation and research centre in Beijing. Speaking to the Metro she said fears about the rise of a “digital super intelligence” are “premature” given we haven’t even managed to reach human intelligence. Fears about the potential of artificial intelligence have always been the main subject of sci-fi films but as the technology advances so too have real world fears of the possible implications.
Dr Xu though expressed doubts over the claim: “Let me put it this way: I have worked in AI for almost 30 years and experienced the ups and downs as well as a lot of promise, a lot of expectation.”
“I think we are in a very good period of AI right now because of deep learning and big data technology.
“But we are far away from human intelligence. I only have to admit I don’t know how our brain works and I don’t how we can simulate how our skin feels.