Article: Why Gaming is Good for Computers and AlphaGo is not AI by Itself

Title: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: Reinforcement Learning Link: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603501/10-breakthrough-technologies-2017-reinforcement-learning/ Source: surfin’ Why has reinforcement learning recently become so formidable? The key is combining it with deep learning, a technique that involves using a very large simulated neural network to recognize patterns […]

Article: Why Singularity and Computers Won’t Take Over

title: The AI Cargo Cult – the Myth of a SuperHuman AI link: https://backchannel.com/the-myth-of-a-superhuman-ai-59282b686c62 source: surfin’ Problems need far more than just intelligence to be solved. Intelligence is not a single dimension, so “smarter than humans” is a meaningless concept. My […]

Article: A Deeper Explanation of Neural Networks (Easy to Understand, Though)

Title: Comment on a Medium Article Source: Surfin’ Link: https://medium.com/@nafrondel/you-requested-someone-with-a-degree-in-this-holds-up-hand-d4bf18e96ff My Perspective: Back in the 1980s I took a couple of classes in neural networks.  It was, at the time, the logical continuation of my interest in AI: we had little […]

Article: Memory is the Barrier Between Computers and Humans

Title: Understanding the Four Types of #AI Source: Twitter, via Vala Afshar Link: https://theconversation.com/understanding-the-four-types-of-ai-from-reactive-robots-to-self-aware-beings-67616 We need to do more than teach machines to learn. We need to overcome the boundaries that define the four different types of artificial intelligence, the barriers […]

Article: Differentiating Between #AI and #ML

Title: The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI Link: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604087/the-dark-secret-at-the-heart-of-ai/ Source: MIT Technology Review, via Google Alerts “If it can’t do better than us at explaining what it’s doing,” he says, “then don’t trust it.” My Impressions: I am not going […]

Article: A (Very Clever and Well Done) Critique of #AI

link: https://medium.com/@inck/actually-idiotic-afa843e1fd6e source: Technically Sentient Newsletter (subscribe here) “computer programs that use statistics and lots of data.” my impressions: this is a very contrarian view of AI as a solution.  The author makes some good points, leaves some things that we […]