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AI akin to human brain unlikely to be built in near future — academician

"We still know little about how the human brain works, so, now it hardly seems possible to simulate it in machines," Igor Kalyayev noted

MOSCOW, November 28. /TASS/. The creation of artificial intelligence (AI) on par with human intelligence is unlikely in the near future, Igor Kalyayev, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and co-chief of the ninth section of the National Centre for Physics and Mathematics (NCFM), told TASS on Monday.

"I am very skeptical about such a prospect. The so-called strong artificial intelligence, that will be comparable with human intelligence, is unlikely to be built in the foreseeable future. We still know little about how the human brain works, so, now it hardly seems possible to simulate it in machines," he said.

At the same time, he noted that the so-called weak AI, which solves applied tasks better than humans, is already in wide use.

"Smart navigators, self-driving cars, facial recognition systems, and so on have long become part of our everyday life. The further development of artificial intelligence technologies and the transition to the ‘next step’ toward strong AI, to my mind, depends on the development of both more advanced intelligence systems capable of addressing more complicated intelligent tasks and systems that more or less imitate the processes occurring in the human brain. Key research and development under the NCFM development program’s section nine will be conducted at the nexus of these two approaches," Kalyayev added.