Artificial Intelligence — or AI — is far from science fiction. For better or worse, we’ve already taken big steps toward creating computers that think independently.
You may be surprised to find out that along with academics and innovative startups, some of the world’s biggest technology companies are on the forefront of the research and development that is driving the race to true artificial intelligence.
Will computers ever pass the Turing Test, fooling a human into thinking they’re conversing with another human over an extended period of time? That will be one of the key indicators that AI has reached the tipping point, heading into the uncharted waters of true, self-aware artificial intelligence.
Most of us interact with computers that make decisions for us every day, at least in the form of recommendations. Chances are you might use a navigation app on your smartphone that calculates the best route to the restaurant a virtual assistant like Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) Siri has suggested you would enjoy.
These features are all powered by a form of artificial intelligence.
Taking on an AT-ST in Electronic Arts Inc’s (EA) Star Wars Battlefront? You’re going up against the game’s AI.
We’re still not at the point of AI where computers can “think” on the level of a human or become self-aware, but every year efforts get closer. Here are seven of the companies that are working on developing AI that could eventually be capable of passing the Turing Test.