JAXenter: The term'intelligence' is not easy to understand. What's the best way to explain it and how can we apply it to machines? Marisa Tschopp: Human intelligence has been a very controversial topic and has undergone dramatic changes in history since the beginnings in the early 19th century. Intelligence gained importance especially in the educational context as these "mental abilities" were the best predictors for success in school and aimed to place students into the right classes. There are various, very elaborated theories, that define human intelligence.
Enrollment in the society, founded in 1946, is open only to individuals who score in the 98th percentile or higher on a pre-approved intelligence test. To join this clever club, hopefuls must demonstrate excellence in verbal-, spatial-, and mathematical-reasoning skills. These four problems are what today's aspirants might see on a typical IQ assessment.
Accenture Launches New Artificial Intelligence Testing Services Powered by a "Teach and Test" methodology, the new services help companies validate the safety, reliability and transparency of their artificial intelligence systems NEW YORK; Feb. 20, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched new services for testing artificial intelligence (AI) systems, powered by a unique "Teach and Test" methodology designed to help companies build, monitor and measure reliable AI systems within their own infrastructure or in the cloud. Accenture's "Teach and Test" methodology ensures that AI systems are producing the right decisions in two phases. The "Teach" phase focuses on the choice of data, models and algorithms that are used to train machine learning. This phase experiments and statistically evaluates different models to select the best performing model to be deployed into production, while avoiding gender, ethnic and other biases, as well as ethical and compliance risks. Accenture AI Testing Services from Accenture Technology During the "Test" phase, AI system outputs are compared to key performance indicators, and assessed for whether the system can explain how a decision or outcome was determined.
Josiah Renaudin: Welcome back to another TechWell interview. I'm joined by Jason Arbon, the CEO of Appdiff and a speaker at this year's STAR WEST. First, could you tell us a bit about where you worked at before you started Appdiff? Jason Arbon: Hi, Josiah, nice to chat with you again. Later while I was at Google, I worked on test automation for the Chrome browser and ran a team doing personalized web search.
Hector Levesque has a strong critical position regarding the place of the Turing Test in Artificial Intelligence. A key argument concerns the test’s use of, or even, reliance on deception for subjectively demonstrating intelligence, and counters with a test of his own based on Winograd Schemas that he suggests is more objective. We argue that the subjectivity of the test is a strength, and that evaluating the outcome of Levesque’s objective test introduces other problems.
Welcome aboard the Starship Comet – a virtual spaceship in the smartphone game Cosmic Cadet, which asks players to complete six levels of interstellar challenges in 30 minutes. The game may look and feel like Angry Birds, but it is testing more than your ability to swipe and aim. It is a psychometric assessment, which its creators believe will revolutionise the recruitment industry. Measuring cognitive processes such as resilience and problem-solving, the game collects data on how job candidates instinctively respond to given situations, thereby helping employers gain a better understanding of how they would perform in the role and whether they are a good fit for the company. Cosmic Cadet is one of three games available for iPhone and Android users.
With automation becoming increasingly commonplace, tech boom wunderkinds, and everyone else, have been the debating the future of artificial intelligence. On one side Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, argues that more intelligent services aid humanity. On the other side is the founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Elon Musk, who has frequently warned of humanity's doom at the hands of our own creations. "You know all those stories where there's the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, and he's like, sure he can control the demon?" Musk said during a talk on artificial intelligence at MIT in 2014.