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Just came across this article this morning. I’ll highlight one paragraph and add emphasis:
The linked report suggests that the artificial intelligence may never be “intelligent” enough to do what human beings are generally capable of doing. (Well, not all of us, of course. A couple of days driving in Florida will tell you that.) That may be true in some ways, but more than raw “intelligence,” the AI systems do not have human intuition. They aren’t as intuitive as humans in terms of trying to guess what the rest of the unpredictable humans will do at any given moment. In some of those cases, it’s not a question of the car not realizing it needs to do something, but rather making a correct guess about what specific action is required.
I’ve made this argument before, that humans are better at winging it than AI — so far.
Admiral Rickover was pretty much against using computers to run the engine room, with a couple of exceptions. Any task that was deemed too monotonous was one, the other being any task that could be performed quicker by a computer. Even so, these weren’t really computers in the AI sense, but rather electronic sensors with programming to handle the task at hand. I’m sure modern submarine engine rooms have more computerization nowadays, but I’ll bet the crew can easily take over if the machines fail . . .Published in