Infinite monkey business
Earlier this week I was lucky enough to take part in recording an episode of The Infinite Monkey Cage - a brilliant mix of radio science and comedy, and one of my favourite shows. The topic was AI and the other guests (besides hosts Brian Cox and Robin Ince) were Alan Winfield and the amazing Jo Brand. The episode was aired on Jan 18, 2016 and is now available for download; or go here for the extended podcast.
We pondered what intelligence really is, the relationship between consciousness and intelligence, whether mimicking the human brain is the royal road to AI, and whether driverless cars are just around the corner.