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Educated AI: Our Vision on Future of Artificial Intelligence

There are two schools at present in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI): namely, strong AI and weak AI. Strong AI holds the viewpoint that machines can be created that have the same intelligence as human beings. It claims that machines can have feelings, perception, self-awareness, and even the ability to develop and evolve on their own. On the contrary, weak AI insists that it is impossible to build such an intelligent system. There exist certain machines that seem to possess human intelligence in some areas, but in fact, they are not truly intelligent or self-aware. Essentially, the industry is not concerned with whether AI is weak or strong, but with the applications of AI; that is, the experience and effects of applied AI that are made possible through these technologies.

We have announced our vision on the future of artificial intelligence, called Educated AI or EAI.

EAI includes the following features:

  • Application-specified intelligence systems
    Different intelligence systems have different applications, and the ultimate goal of each system is to complete its target tasks. The intelligence of a system is measured only by its capability to complete these target tasks, which is quite different from the general definition of artificial intelligence. EAI can therefore also be called educated application intelligence.
  • User-educated method
    The user can quickly educate the intelligence system about new environments, though the system does reserve a certain degree of autonomy. Note that education is different from teaching: the user needs only to give the system general instructions, as opposed to listing all possible rules.
  • Self-learning and reasoning capabilities
    In a dynamically changing environment, the system can obtain necessary knowledge and correct errors based on how the user educates it. It is thus capable of continuously learning and reasoning.
  • Intelligent tool for humans
    The goal of EAI is to be a tool for human users and improve user experience in specific applications. It is not intended to reproduce human abilities.

See more details about EAI(Chinese version) / EAI(English version).