As I read more about Artificial Intelligence, I’m learning that biologists are deciphering the human body and brain while computer scientists are giving us huge data processing power. Merging these two is sure to produce algorithms that can understand our feelings better than we can. And the natural consequence of that is that authority will shift from humans to computers. Now, to me anyway, that’s scary.
But as we move towards this brave new future, aren’t we using the wrong term here? I mean, consider…
Artificial means fake, false, bogus, unreal
Intelligence means brilliance, perception, agility, understanding
Since Intelligence carries with it a human connection, (“We humans are more intelligent than animals”, etc.), aren’t we better to stay away from this human link in naming the ability of computers to harness data in order to make decisions?
I suggest Computer Brain may be a preferable term. CB rather than AI.