The current episode of the jabberfish podcast is dedicated to looking into the crystal ball: Where is the future of artificial intelligence (AI) heading? At the suggestion of Ingo Eichel (Adobe), Bernd Zipper and Haeme Ulrich discuss the developments at the intersection of real AI and machine learning.
AI, automation and machine learning are certainly no strangers to the printing industry. “Will we be replaced by machines, or will that remain an engineering fantasy?” asks Ulrich. For example, many printers and typesetters have lost their jobs in the course of the digital transformation – while other, new jobs have been added. “It’s a cycle,” comments Bernd Zipper.
Haeme Ulrich is also driven by the question of how intelligent can machines really become. At most, values and world views can be incorporated, and trust can only be built up toward the human puppet master. Human intelligence, on the other hand, is error-prone, but it is also emotional, says Zipper. And wisdom, Ulrich and Zipper agree, cannot be expected from algorithms in the future.
The takeover by machines is generally still in the stars, if Bernd Zipper’s smart home is any benchmark: “My Google Home still doesn’t understand when I want to turn on the light in the conservatory!” He is therefore of the opinion: “Artificial intelligence, a great thing – we just have to wait for it!”
A post on the podcast episode is here on publishingblog.ch.
You can listen to the whole episode here.