Artificial Imperfection

The subject of MoMA R&D 24 Salon, held on April, 3rd, 2018, was the impact of artificial intelligent systems in our daily lives through the lens of imperfection. Inspired by Stephen Hawking famous quote “Without imperfection, you or I would not exist, this salon raised interesting questions:

If superintelligent machines will be capable of human-level performance on the full range of tasks that are often thought to be uniquely human capacities, including general intelligence and moral reasoning, how will this impact on the way in which we conceive of ourselves? Will this translate into a radical end to human exceptionalism? Or, rather, will this force us to conclude that the most profound essence of our human nature lies in our fallibility? Will AI teach us that imperfection is what makes us human?


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