The Current State of Artificial Intelligence

The recent popularization of generative artificial intelligence (AI) has caused the concept and technology behind it to gain some notoriety. With over 100 million monthly active users for ChatGPT, it is safe to call AI a trending topic. Naturally, this has also led to increased commercial interest and increasing venture capital investment. This influx in investment is likely pivotal in ensuring AI will become viable in the future. 

At present, AI technology is quite useful, but it lacks the power to exert judgment or justify conclusions on sets of data. Accompanying this is the notion that AI cannot act and requires human interaction to begin functioning. While these skills seem fairly basic for human beings, they have yet to be effectively implemented into an AI. Similarly, more complex human skills like empathy and creativity are still very far from being possible even with effective teachers for artificial intelligence. These new capabilities can only be realized through increased funding. Furthermore, it still shows poor reliability even with the limited capabilities it has at present. It has shown inconsistencies in facial recognition for well-known figures as well as object detection on typical objects. Ultimately, to bolster this technology, continued support in the forms of both capital influx and meticulous curation from humans that teach AI.

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Source: Academic Influence