Alternative Investment Summit: Robot revolution far from Hollywood

February 8, 2018 5:50 pm |

We should not expect artificial intelligence to take the form of human-like robots conceived by Hollywood movies like “Ex Machina,” “I, Robot” or “Star Trek,” but instead think of it as one of the many ways human thought and creativity are going to be enhanced, delegates at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit heard on Thursday.

Maurice Conti, chief innovation officer at Telefonica research company Alpha, said he is baffled by the enthusiasm to develop artificial intelligence modeled after human intelligence. There is no reason to be so anthropocentric when it is not clear whether human intelligence is really the best intelligence and “we don’t even understand our own intelligence,” he said.