💡 Grading AI: The Hits and Misses

A decade into the artificial intelligence boom, scientists in research and industry are making incredible breakthroughs. Increases in computing power, theoretical advances and a rolling wave of capital have revolutionised domains from biology and design to transport and language analysis.

Progress has mostly been astonishing. But where has research fallen short – and how might we fix those shortcomings to make the next ten years even better?
This week’s podcast guest is perfectly placed to answer those questions.

Murray Shanahan is a senior research scientist at DeepMind, perhaps the most important AI company in the world. He’s also a professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London. Murray works at the cutting edge of industry and academia, and has a deep understanding of the field’s history – as well as where it might go next.

We discussed the recent history of AI, the current state of play, and where the major breakthroughs of the next decade might come from. You can listen to our conversation (or read a full transcript) here.

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