AN INTELLIGENT FUTURE?
AN INTELLIGENT FUTURE? Maximising the opportunities and minimising the risks of artificial intelligence in the UK
Published in October 2016
Artificial intelligence (AI) already permeates many aspects of our lives. AI systems trade on the stock market, filter our email spam, recommend things for us to buy, navigate driverless cars, and in some places can determine whether you are paid a visit by the police.
Although AI is not new, there has been a recent explosion of activity and interest in the field which has largely been driven by advances in machine learning. These are computer programs that automatically learn and improve with experience.
Progress in machine learning has allowed more versatile AI systems to be developed that can perform well at a range of tasks, particularly those that involve sorting data, finding patterns, and making predictions.