Possibilities and Limitations for AI: What Can’t Machines Do?

  • Simon ColtonEmail author


Comparing human and machine intelligence is inappropriate, since it falsely anthropomorphizes machines and defines intelligence in a way that only applies to humans. There are no fundamental technical limitations on the level of intelligence that software can achieve. However, in the near term, advances in AI will continue to be incremental, and we should be realistic about the speed of development. The existence of creative or art-making AI raises questions around authenticity, influence, the purpose of art and evaluation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronic Engineering and Computer ScienceQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.SensiLab, Faculty of Information TechnologyMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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