Today, consultancies foresee artificial intelligence (AI) adding trillions to the global economy within the decade.

There’s no question AI has come a long way, powering many of the technologies we use every day. But where are our android butlers? And more seriously, at the time of writing, where is the effective COVID-19 vaccine AI was tasked to find?

AI must wade through a morass of data that’s siloed across countries and corporations, and lacking information, such as who people meet. True, AI can recognise patterns quickly and reliably. But it currently lacks the ability to spot nuances and flaws, and reach reasonable conclusions.

For example, at Generative Parametrics, we use complex algorithms to create and refine designs instantly. But without common sense and creativity – traits machines might consider oddities – our designs would fail in the real world.

Maybe one day AI will rapidly solve the world’s most pressing problems. But unless it acquires quirky human qualities like good judgement based on years of experience, an AI utopia is probably a little way off.

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