This medical video focuses on the way artificial intelligence in advancing and shaping out world.
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Jennifer Matthews: Today, artificial intelligence flies airplanes, makes financial decisions and aids in medical diagnoses. Ray Kurzweil says the key to AI is pattern recognition. It's what made the electronic keyboard he invented with stevie wonder possible and his reading machine. Pattern recognition is what he calls the heart of human intelligence. Ray Kurzweil: You know, we look at a face and there's all kinds of complex calculations involved in recognizing and we do it instantly, and ultimately, our machines will have equal and, in fact, even greater powers of pattern recognition. Jennifer Matthews: He predicts as we reach a greater understanding of the brain, AI will advance even more. Ray Kurzweil: We'll be able to essentially recreate the powers of human intelligence and combine them with the speed, accuracy and knowledge-sharing ability of machines. Jennifer Matthews: Emotion is one quality still separating man from machine. But Eric Chown is working to narrow even this gap. He's reprogramming Aibo to feel emotions. A touch on his face is pleasure, his ear pushed forward - pain. His behaviors change with each emotion. Dr. Eric Chown: I'm trying to show that this emotional system can be understood and we can start to make some real progress in learning how to deal with people who are emotional. Jennifer Matthews: This could prove helpful in treating conditions like Alzheimer's Disease. Dr. Eric Chown: What we would like to do is understand what's going wrong in that patient's head. Jennifer Matthews: At MIT, Charlie Kemp is programming his computer to have common sense. Charlie Kemp: Common sense is not something we as people can teach because it's all automatic for us. Jennifer Matthews: He predicts we will eventually go beyond humans teaching computers. Charlie Kemp: We will be able to work better together, whereas now it's pretty much humans, you know, slamming away at some computer, trying to get it to do something. Jennifer Matthews: In the future these experts predict humans and machines will actually merge. Humans will think using non-biological intelligence. Ray Kurzweil: We'll have billions of nanobots in the capillaries of our brains, communicating wirelessly with our biological neurons, with the Internet, with each other, and basically expanding human intelligence and experience. Jennifer Matthews: Kurzweil calls it evolution. Ray Kurzweil: It's not some alien invasion of intelligent machines. It's coming from within our civilization. It expands our own intellectual powers. Jennifer Matthews: Just as the primates probably could not have predicted our civilization, few of us can imagine what evolution will bring next. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.