KSU computer science professor explains why AI is not sentient but could fool humans into thinking it is
William Hsu is a computer science professor at Kansas State University and machine learning researcher with interests in knowledge discovery databases, information extraction and knowledge-based systems. He spoke with Dawson Wagner on The Sands of Time to break down the past, present and future of computer science/artificial intelligence. In this clip he offers an explanation as to why AI is not sentient but as he said "Why and how does it fool us?" William breaks down how "humans have a tendency to anthropomorphize things, and project our interpretation of understanding of emotion and affect onto things such as a deep fake that looks like it's smiling or a voice operated assistant that sounds like it has tonal inflection and a tonal voice and other ways of fooling the human into thinking that there is some understanding or emotion behind it."
Listen to the end of the clip to learn more about the databases that some AI pull from to create AI generated art.