Orion Business Innovation Finds Disparity Between AI Talk and AI Knowledge

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A new press release reports, “Orion Business Innovation, a fast-growing firm focused on digital transformation and a global player in the artificial intelligence (AI) space, released the results of its recent survey aimed at testing the industry’s understanding of AI, its context and history. While artificial intelligence (AI) is the buzzword of the moment with everyone talking about the attributes and a future powered by AI, Orion’s quiz revealed that enthusiasm for AI exceeds knowledge of its origins and fundamental mathematical constructs. The AI quiz, which was completed by 618 IT and data analytics professionals, found that just 2 percent of respondents – a total of 12 people – got nine or 10 questions correct. The implication is that there’s great interest in AI without great knowledge about artificial intelligence.”

The release continues, “The results further demonstrated the gap in background knowledge with almost half of respondents (49.6%) answering five or less questions correctly. A few key highlights of the results include: (1) What does the Church Turning thesis say? 43% answered correctly with computers can simulate formal reasoning while 20% believed it was that computers can mirror human behavior. (2) An intelligent agent ‘perceives its environment and takes action’, which 37% of respondents answered correctly, while 29% believed that it ‘finds its own pathways’. (3) Which element is not an AI learner? 43% answered correctly with ‘fitness function’ while ‘decision tree’ and ‘nearestneighbor’ both received 15% of the votes. (4) Morovec’s Paradox is defined as the notion that simple human skills are the most difficult to program, which 46% of respondents answered correctly. Twenty-four percent believed it was ‘the simplest answer is usually the right one’.”

Read more at Business Wire.

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