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Can Artificial Intelligence replace human decisions?

Can Artificial Intelligence replace human decisions?

Written by Michael Gizicki-Neundlinger | Reviewed by Gabriela Ayala

Created on: 18 Aug 2020 | Updated on: 18 Aug 2020

News category: "News on Living Innovation"

Paul Hofheinz on risks and remedies of Artificial Intelligence

Our guest in this week's Responsible Innovation Story is Paul Hofheinz, president of the Brussel-based think tank the Lisbon Council. To gain the full picture, he has spent the past months talking to leading AI programmers and engineers all over the globe. After talking to the top-level experts, Paul Hofheinz is convinced that AI is never going to replace human cognitive processes, such as empathy or ingenuity.


“AI is like a bulldozer. It can lift enormous amounts of material, but it cannot plan and construct a building.”

Our most important insights from this interview with Paul Hofheinz:

  • Even though AI mimics neural networks, it is not going to exceed human intelligence.
  • However, in many sectors, AI powered applications can help to augment human decision-making.
  • We need strong, comprehensive regulations to ensure that the unprecedented potentials of AI remain in society´s interest.

Enjoy watching the full interview at!

Click on the time stamps to watch the respective topics:

00:00 Myths and Realities of Artificial Intelligence

02:31 Europe´s Place in the Global Run for AI Leadership

04:42 Most Promising AI Use Cases

08:07 The Ethics of AI

11:52 Setting AI Objectives

12:37 Risks of Un-Democratric AI

16:04 The European Approach on AI

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