- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 4/2010 on page 16
Myths, promises, threats and the here and now
Artificial Intelligence and ‘Intelligent Robots’ are topics that fire the imagination. Generally, imagination runs ahead of what can be achieved, yet, with time, things that were once considered phantastical quite often get to be ‘realised’. How close are we to realising the kinds of robots and intelligent computer systems depicted in films such as HAL in Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey, or the lifelike child in AI, or the kinds of robots in I Robot?