Artificial intelligence will take over the world! Or so we’re told by the movies. We’re all doomed to become “house cats” if the machines so desire! Or so prominent experts like Elon Musk have warned.

Humbug, say Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky.

The co-founders of Numenta (who previously co-founded Palm and Handspring) threw water on the idea that intelligent machines would behave as they do in popular fiction.

“The current technology is not even on a road to true intelligence. It’s just not going to happen.”Dubinsky explained that a lot of what we call machine learning today isn’t learning in the traditional sense.

Computers are being taught to recognize, for instance, pictures of cats by being shown millions of pictures that have already been labeled “cat.”

Read more: This is why your fears about artificial intelligence are wrong – Recode

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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