Gallery: Artificial Intelligence


AI as Personal Assistants

Anne Scherer

”AI can inspire, activate and help me. It can direct and focus my attention. How­ever, AI isn’t as intelligent as many people believe, because it is trained to recognize patterns. Intuition, abstraction and imagination are and will remain human strengths – for now, at least.“

Anne Scherer, professor of quantitative marketing

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AI and Intelligence

Hans-Johann Glock

”Current AI isn’t cleverer than us. I can do many things that would be too much for even the smartest robot – for ex­am­ple, ride my bike through Zurich or bake cookies. And even if you think that my thoughts on artificial intelligence aren’t all that clever, they’re still much cleverer than anything an artificial system could come up with.“

Hans-Johann Glock, professor of theoretical philosophy

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The Prejudices of AI

Aniko Hannak

”If by clever you’re referring to AI being able to group items into categories more quickly and accurately, then the answer is yes. But for me intelligence is more than that. It is the ability to use your in­tu­ition, to interpret rules taking into ac­count different contexts, or to empathize with others. These are things that AI can’t (yet) do.“

Anikó Hannák, professor of social computing

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AI and Fairness

Markus Christen

”Artificial intelligence lacks an intrinsic need – the desire to live, set goals and act out of its own interest. Desires are always projected onto them by us. This is why for the foreseeable future, AI will not think for itself and be clever.“

Markus Christen, privatdozent for ethics and Managing Director of the UZH Digital Society Initiative

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AI and Health

Kerstin Vokinger

”Artificial intelligence isn’t cleverer than us, but can offer us new opportunities when we combine it with our skills. As we head into the future, AI will probably be an increasingly important tool for doctors, but they will continue to treat their patients face-to-face – social interaction is pretty much irreplaceable.“

Kerstin N. Vokinger, professor of public law and digitalization, health law and regulatory sciences

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AI and Health

Michael Krauthammer

”Artificial intelligence isn’t cleverer than us, but gives us easier access to expert knowledge and in this way makes it available to many professionals and the general public.“

Michael Krauthammer, professor of medical informatics

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AI and Our Jobs

Abraham Bernstein

”The Liberatus program beat three professional poker players. That’s cer­tain­ly clever. And yet, when it comes to many everyday activities, AI isn’t yet on the same level as we are.“

Abraham Bernstein, professor of informatics and Managing Director of the UZH Digital Society Initiative

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AI and the Ideal Market

Sven Seuken

”Artificial intelligence is cleverer than us, but only when it comes to a few spe­cial­ized tasks. In market design, the chal­lenge is to use the capabilities of AI in a way that supports people in the best possible way.“

Sven Seuken, professor of computation and economics

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