• Question: How close are we to achieving artificial intelligence?

    Asked by Dolly da Gucci to Cheryl, Christina, Daniel, Ivy on 25 Jan 2017.
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      Christina Obiero answered on 25 Jan 2017:

      Hi Dolly,
      I am not sure about the answer to this as I do not think it is possible to create robots or machines that can mimic the complex human mind! That said, science has made great advancements in making life and work easier and there are factories that rely on automated machines or robots to manufacture certain goods!

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      Cheryl Andisi answered on 25 Jan 2017:

      @ Dolly da Gucci,
      Can you ask this question on the blue zone. There is a guy there, George Githinji who I know is absolutely fascinated by such!
      I think artificial intelligence is here with us already! There might be still major research being done to achieve all the ranges of possible intelligent human behavior but we are not a long way to go.
      For instance, just last December, Facebook owner Zuckerberg, unveiled an artificial intelligence assistant to run the house and entertain his toddler. Jarvis, the artificial intelligence assistant he created can control appliances, play music, recognize faces, text Zuckerberg images of visitors who stop by during the day, and opens the front door for those it recognizes. It can also tell when Zuckerberg’s 1-year-old daughter, Max, wakes up so it can start playing music.
      I have seen some videos of some AI waiters, petrol station attendants etc
      Impressive! Right?