Skip main navigation

What does Artificial Intelligence look like?

Paul Woods discusses what makes a computer program artificially intelligent and what characteristics qualify as AI.
11.1
PAUL WOODS: You’ll probably get a different answer from everyone on this question. For me, I probably on the side of, if I’m a consumer of a technology and I think that a human would have made that decision or a human would have done that for me, that’s kind of the tipping point. I think of when an application becomes something it’s artificial intelligence. I think artificial intelligence needs to solve a problem. And if it helps me solve a problem without having to interact with someone else to do that and the system and the artificial intelligence helps me do that in a, you know, safe and ethical way, I think they’re the things that were thinking about with artificial intelligence.
48.8
So, as a consumer of the technology, if I’m needing to put additional effort in, and I don’t think the artificial intelligence is doing what should be doing. So, it’s really about how do you take effort or work away from a human. But, considering that we don’t want to take all the work away from humans because then that stops us from being human.
This article is from the free online

Introduction to Digital Transformation: Understand and Manage Digital Transformation in the Workplace

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education