Google’s Diane Green: Machine intelligence will take some time before it exceeds human intelligence

Google’s Diane Green: Machine intelligence will take some time before it exceeds human intelligence

During the course of an address at the Code Enterprise conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Google's Diane Greene - the company's head of cloud business - said that machine intelligence still has a long way to go before it can exceed human intelligence.

Greene's remarks came within hours of an announcement by Google that the company's cloud division - headed by Greene - has hired two well-known experts from the machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) arena. These two experts are Stanford University's AI Director Fei-Fei Li, and Snap's research head Jia Li.

In her speech at the conference, Greene asserted that there is "a lot" which humans can do "really, really well," but machine learning cannot do.

Greene, 61, specifically said that, going by her expectations, machine intelligence will probably not surpass human intelligence at least during her lifetime, even though surprisingly rapid advancements have been made by machine intelligence in recent times.

Acknowledging that great strides are being made by researchers in programming intelligence into computers, Greene said, "Nobody expected some of the advances we are seeing as quickly as we're seeing them;" and added alongside: ". but, the singularity i don't see it in my sentient lifetime."

"The singularity" is the moment which has been forecast by technologist Ray Kurzweil for the time when machine intelligence would go beyond human intelligence.

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