The co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen’s tryst with personal computers is not unknown. Allen, in his early years played a pivotal role at Microsoft, steering the company’s fortunes and making it a dominant player as an enterprise software. In the second half of his career, Allen put all his might behind advancing AI. Quoting on how computers are easier to understand than human brain, he once famously said that computers are basically computing elements and are easy to understand as compared to human brain.
After parting ways with Microsoft, he kick-started many ventures of which Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AI2) is one of the most ambitious. He was quite driven into his dual efforts to firstly, reverse-engineer the human brain and secondly, build one from scratch through artificial intelligence. “When I founded AI2, I wanted to expand the capabilities of artificial intelligence through high-impact research,” he had said.
Envisioning a world of perfect AI, aligned with human values, he invested considerable resources in advancing the developments in artificial intelligence through AI2. While his soul might have departed, he continues to inspire us and has given a lot of hope to AI visionaries to keep up with the innovations in this field.
Paying a tribute, here we list 10 times Paul Allen quoted artificial intelligence and technology.