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 in data My Perspective on this: This is a good article not only for what …

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 Perspective: If you ever hear me talk about AI and SciFi you know that I …

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 machine power, but we had C and Pascal (not to mention FORT and Assembler) and …

Knowledge Summary: The Next Decade in Digital Transformation

A knowledge summary is a semi-long to a long post that synthesizes positions, concepts, and lessons learned around a topic.  They consist of a mix of primary research with ideas and frameworks I built based on conversations and working sessions. This knowledge summary will focus on concepts you have to know to succumb to embrace …

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 that separate machines from us – and us from them. My Impressions: I often marvel …

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 to say that machine learning is misunderstood, but the fact that most everyone uses AI …

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 know out of the discussion (likely to strengthen their own point), but ends up being …