10 Shocking and Inspiring Quotes on Artificial Intelligence

Anh Luu
October 9, 2017

Artificial intelligence, or AI for short, is no longer just a fictional topic tossed around by sci-fi fanatics. Our world is becoming more and more integrated with AI. When you call a business and interact with the automated attendant, you’re being serviced by AI. When you tell your Google Home, Amazon Echo, or even Siri to play your favorite playlist, you’re interacting with AI. This smart technology is more practical today than it ever was in the past, and the future of AI seems as bright as ever. If we’re already heading in that direction, why not learn from those who know a thing or two about AI technology? Here are 10 shocking and inspiring quotes about artificial intelligence that will never leave you the same again.

1. The Big Players are All Onboard

“Every major player is working on this technology of artificial intelligence. As of now, it’s benign… but I would say that the day is not far off when artificial intelligence as applied to cyber warfare becomes a threat to everybody.” –Ted Bell

2. The Goal of AI is to Give Better Customer Service

“One of our big goals in search is to make search that really understands exactly what you want, understands everything in the world. As computer scientists, we call that artificial intelligence.” –Larry Page

3. We’re Close

“We have some people at Google who are trying to build artificial intelligence and to do it on a large scale to make search better. Very few [other] people are working on this, and I don’t think it’s as far off as people think.” Larry Page

4. Intelligence will Multiply Indefinitely

“Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold.” Ray Kurzweil

5. AI Mimics Humanity

“Nobody phrases it this way, but I think that artificial intelligence is almost a humanities discipline. It’s really an attempt to understand human intelligence and human cognition.” –Sebastian Thrun

6. More Complex Than We Thought

“By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.” –Eliezer Yudkowsky

7. AI Goes Above and Beyond Our Human Intelligence

“Anything that could give rise to smarter-than-human intelligence – in the form of Artificial Intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, or neuroscience-based human intelligence enhancement – wins hands down beyond contest as doing the most to change the world. Nothing else is even in the same league.” –Eliezer Yudkowsky

8. We’re Moving Towards Predictive Insights

“You could claim that moving from pixelated perception, where the robot looks at sensor data, to understanding and predicting the environment is a Holy Grail of artificial intelligence.” –Sebastian Thrun

9. AI Solves the Issue of Biases

“By their very nature, heuristic shortcuts will produce biases, and that is true for both humans and artificial intelligence, but the heuristics of AI are not necessarily the human ones.” –Daniel Kahneman

10. It’s All on the Phone

“The iPhone is made on a global scale, and it blends computers, the Internet, communications, and artificial intelligence in one blockbuster, game-changing innovation. It reflects so many of the things that our contemporary world is good at – indeed, great at.” –Tyler Cowen

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