Intelligence is the deciding factor of how human beings become the most dominant life forms on earth. Throughout history, human beings have developed tools and technologies that have helped civilizations evolve and grow. Computers, and by extension, artificial intelligence (AI), have played an important role in that continuum of technologies. Recently artificial intelligence has garnered much interest and discussion, particularly for its ability to enhance human capability.
A sound understanding of what the technology can and cannot do is then necessary to ensure its appropriate use. While developing artificial intelligence, we also found out the definition and understanding of our own human intelligence continue evolving. The debates of the race between human and artificial intelligence have been ever growing. Hsiao-Wuen Hon outlines the history of both artificial intelligence and human intelligence (HI). Drawing on insights from these historical perspectives, Hsiao-Wuen imagines the future of AI and HI, exploring how AI and HI will coevolve with each other.
Hsiao-Wuen Hon is corporate vice president of Microsoft, chairman of Microsoft’s Asia-Pacific R&D Group, and managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, where he drives Microsoft’s strategy for research and development activities in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as collaborations with academia. Hsiao-Wuen has been with Microsoft since 1995. Previously, he founded and managed Microsoft’s Search Technology Center and led the development of Microsoft’s search products (Bing) in Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Microsoft Research Asia, he was the founding member and architect of the Natural Interactive Services Division at Microsoft Corporation. An IEEE fellow and a distinguished scientist of Microsoft, Hsiao-Wuen is an internationally recognized expert in speech technology. He has published more than 100 technical papers in international journals and at conferences.
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