'The Myth of Artificial Intelligence' author, Erik Larson, joins the AI brains in Montreal

Posted by World Summit AI on Jan 25, 2022 2:44:47 PM
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'Ever since Alan Turing, AI enthusiasts have equated artificial intelligence with human intelligence. This is a profound mistake. AI works on inductive reasoning, crunching data sets to predict outcomes. But humans don’t correlate data sets: we make conjectures informed by context and experience. Human intelligence is a web of best guesses, given what we know about the world. We haven’t a clue how to program this kind of intuitive reasoning, known as abduction. Yet it is the heart of common sense. That’s why Alexa can’t understand what you are asking, and why AI can only take us so far'. 

We are thrilled to announce that Erik Larson, the author of 'The Myth of Artificial Intelligence: Why Computers Can't Think the Way We Do', is confirmed to give our Closing Headliner at World Summit AI Americas (May 4-5, Palais des congrès de Montréal & Online).


Erik Larson


In his hugely engaging talk, Erik will set out why he believes that if we understand AI in terms of the types of inferences that can be performed (as opposed to philosophical notions like consciousness), it becomes clear that we aren’t really on a path to developing intelligent machines. In fact, we don’t even know where that path might be. And AI hype has another problem: it is both bad science and bad for science.




'A culture of invention thrives on exploring unknowns, not overselling existing methods. Inductive AI will continue to improve at narrow tasks, but if we want to make real progress, we will need to start by more fully appreciating the only true intelligence we know―our own!'

Join Erik live and in person at World Summit AI Americas to hear more, and have your chance to put questions to the man himself. 
Find out more and book your ticket at https://americas.worldsummit.ai/

 The World Summit AI team



Here is your global calendar for 2022 where you can meet your fellow World Summit AI community members:

World Summit AI Americas | 04-05 May 2022 | Montreal, Canada

World Summit AI | 12-13 October 2022 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

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