I've heard of Watson of course, the supercomputer system that won at Jeopardy, but I think I stilled picked up some interesting bits from this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmPlBJgmU1o Iwata is clear that Watson isn't sentient or conscious, but listening to him, I'm sure many people will be creeped out by its learning abilities.
A reminder that quantum computing isn't necessarily the only way forward in processor technology: IBM spending $3 billion to rethink decades-old computer design - Computerworld. IBM will pour US$3 billion into computing and chip materials research over the next five years, as it rethinks computer design and looks to a future that may not involve silicon … Continue reading IBM spending $3 billion to rethink decades-old computer design
I caught James Barrat on CSPAN BookTV Saturday evening, talking about his book, 'Our Final Invention', the main theme of which appears to be that we're in danger of designing intelligent machines, won't be able to control them, and that will be the end of us. One of my earliest posts on this blog was on … Continue reading Credible and baseless concerns about AI
I think I've mentioned before that I listen to a number of different podcasts. One of them is Writing Excuses, a podcast about writing science fiction. One of the recent episodes featured Nancy Fulda to discuss writing about AI realistically. In the discussion, she made an observation that I thought was insightful. What we call … Continue reading Artificial intelligence is what we can do that computers can’t…yet
Remember the IBM Watson, the computer system that won at Jeopardy? Well IBM is getting ready to make the technology available for use in cloud platforms. I'd imagine we can expect web applications to suddenly get much more intelligent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_nSX7uystw
For those who started their careers in AI and left in disillusionment (Andrew Ng confessed to this, yet jumped back in) or data scientists today, the consensus is often that artificial intelligence is just a new fancy marketing term for good old predictive analytics. They point to the reality of Apple’s Siri to listen and … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence – What You Really Need to Know – Forbes