This Video Explores Whether We Can We Teach AI to Evolve

SciShow explores whether we can teach artificial intelligence to evolve by mimicking the human brain.

Although Artificial Intelligence (AI) can do complex tasks with relative ease it cannot complete some of the basics abilities of a toddler such as recognizing faces. This is because AI cannot as of yet evolve.

This problem is called Moravec's paradox after the scientist that first articulated it. Hans Moravec wrote"it is comparatively easy to make computers exhibit adult level performance on intelligence tests or playing checkers, and difficult or impossible to give them the skills of a one-year-old when it comes to perception and mobility."

This is because our basic 3-year old abilities come from years of evolution. As such, Moravec thought we should apply evolution to AI and mimic the human brain.

Would this work? The good people at SciShow explore this principle in depth in this video. Watch it and we promise you will never see AI the same way again.