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Artificial intelligence: between progress, fascination and dizziness

Dall-E, the brand new image generation program from the American company OpenAI, impresses with its imagination. Can we then envisage a machine conscious of its own existence? #Tech24 takes stock.

For Sundar Pichai, the number one of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, artificial intelligence could have an impact as important for humanity as the mastery of fire, the invention of electricity or that of the Internet. Nothing less…

If artificial intelligence is already the source of surprising progress, for example in the detection of diseases, it can also allow crazy manipulations. The birth of these different intelligences has also inspired science fiction authors as different as the Australian writer Greg Egan, author of « The City of Permutants », or the American Stanley Kubrick, co-screenwriter and director of « 2001, A Space Odyssey ».

The term « artificial intelligence » first appeared in the mouth of computer science doctor John McCarthy – it was in 1956, at the Dartmouth conference. Later, at MIT, the same pioneer believed that “every aspect of learning, or any other characteristic of intelligence, can be so precisely described that a machine can be designed to simulate it”. But what is it exactly? We take stock with testimonials from specialists collected at the World AI Cannes Festival by Peter O’Brien.

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