Neuromorphic chips: a major leap in AI

AI has made a giant step forward by the invention of “deep learning” in neural networks. AI stands for “Artificial Intelligence”, as opposed to “Human Intelligence”, suggesting AI is as intelligent as humans. Some examples indeed seem to suggest it does. AlphaGo defeated Lee Sedol. Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov. But does beating a human at a very narrowly defined task mean a computer is smarter than a human, or even, that it is smart at all? Let’s have a closer look.

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