So, your company decided to invest in machine learning. You have a talented team of Data Scientists churning out models to solve important problems that were out of reach just a few years ago. All performance metrics are looking great, the demos cause jaws to drop and executives to ask how soon you can have a model in production. It should be pretty quick, you think. After all, you already solved all the advanced scienc-y, math-y problems, so all that's left is routine IT work.
In "Artificial Intelligence – The Revolution Hasn't Happened Yet," University of California at Berkeley professor Michael I. Jordan injects such a note of caution. "The idea that our era is somehow seeing the emergence of an intelligence in silicon that rivals our own entertains all of us --enthralling us and frightening us in equal measure," he writes. "Whether or not we come to understand intelligence any time soon, we do have a major challenge on our hands in bringing together computers and humans in ways that enhance human life." Tools have played a critical role in the evolution of humans since our ancestors first developed stone tools a few million years ago. "We shape our tools and they in turn shape us," observed noted author and educator Marshall McLuhan in the 1960s.
How do your tasks differ? In this article, we will discuss all of these questions. By now, almost every company, across industries and sizes, has recognized the potential in their own data. Every company wants to access this treasure and gain valuable information in order to develop profitable business strategies. The economy is crying out for experts who can manage and analyze the enormous volumes of data. A trend that is not expected to end in the next 10 years, but rather to grow steadily.
If you knocked on Heaven's door, and God greeted you, what question would you ask? What is the nature of human consciousness, and how can it be expanded? Where does the Universe begin and end? What is time, and why isn't it constant? The Most Unknown, a documentary film in the Simons Foundation Science Sandbox series, takes the viewer on a fantastical journey of nine scientists as they intrepidly knock on Heaven's door.