Is AI Real?

May 25, 2018, 12:03 PM

In 1973, a renowned mathematician published a damning report that almost sunk the growing field of artificial intelligence. The problem was, he held several misconceptions about AI—just like many people today. In this episode, we tell the story of the Lighthill Report and the subsequent AI winter and chat with Kevin Campbell, MD, about AI basics and how it can help healthcare.

Photo: A robotic arm built for MIT's AI lab in 1972. Courtesy of ArnoldReinhold, Wikimedia Commons.

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