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Artificial intelligence pioneers need to stop obsessing over themselves

Artificial intelligence pioneers need to stop obsessing over themselves

Mimicking the human brain will only hinder the pursuit of true artificial intelligence, says Facebook’s director of AI research.

Some believe that mankind was designed in the image of its creator. And when it comes to true artificial intelligence, something that may be our greatest creation, we’ve tried to do the same. A typical approach for artificial intelligence is to recreate the human brain in digital form. But top scientists say that the inspiration will have to come from elsewhere. In fact, trying to perfectly imitate the human brain would be a waste of time. More…

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