Tasks That Should Prove Challenging to AI

Machine Learning can help AI machines to ingest massive amounts of data and learn from it, but can they leverage that information to become creative? Or is creativity impossible to attain by AI and is only possessed by its human creators? Here is an accumulating list of things that I think may be outside the realm of possibility of AI.

Come up with new jokes
  • Could it produce a new set of jokes, like the “knock knock” series?
  • Could it deliver a stand-up comedy performance?
  • Impossible: Because it would have to understand humor, which is something that is perceived and not simply acknowledged. Could you imagine telling a new joke to a computer and having it respond with laughter? Maybe it would respond with such, but it wouldn’t be because it got the punchline.