We have no idea what an artificial intelligence system that surpasses human-level thinking would look like - or when it will emerge (Photo: Ars Electronica/Vanessa Graf)

Europe debates AI - but AI is already here

If a sure sign of a hype is that it is the subject of multiple conferences and debates within less than two weeks, then artificial intelligence (AI) neatly ticks that box.

In October alone, AI was discussed at a summit in Estonia, a forum in Finland, and several conferences and hearings in Brussels.

"AI has become a major sight of focus of interest, in the media and elsewhere," sa...

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