Epic Failures in AI: Why Skynet Hasn’t Happened (Yet)

Looking at popular fiction in books and cinema, we’ve all been expecting that by the 21st century AI will have advanced to the point of fully functioning self-aware machines. Reality, however, shows a different picture.

For every amazing Boston Dynamics robots video published, there are numerous videos and news articles showing epic failures of robots, image recognition algorithms and other AI based systems.

In this presentation, given during Voxxed Days Athens 2019, I survey the development of AI across multiple fields, see the progresses made, but more importantly, the problems scientists and engineers are still facing today, and how they are planning to solve them (if they can at all).