Rebooting AI

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Artificial intelligence is among the most consequential issues facing humanity, yet much of today's commentary has been less than intelligent: awe-struck, credulous, apocalyptic, uncomprehending. Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis, experts in human and machine intelligence, lucidly explain what today's AI can and cannot do, and point the way to systems that are less A and more I. When I was a child I saw "2001: A Space Odyssey" and then read everything I could about A.I. All the smart people said it was 20 years away. Twenty years later I was an adult and the smart people said that A.I. was 20 years away.


For a more dangerous age, a delicious skewering of current AI ZDNet

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For most of the past sixty years, a rich critique of artificial intelligence was avidly pursued, mostly by insiders, people either practicing AI or interested onlookers who were in close proximity. Now the world finds itself in a strange state: Just as AI has gone mainstream, showing up everywhere from your Instagram feed to your smartphone voice assistant, many of those voices of criticism have been lost as a generation of thinkers passed away, people like MIT scientist Marvin Minsky and UC Berkeley professor of philosophy Herbert Dreyfus. But a small contingent of critics remains, and the world needs them to keep a balance in its view of AI as the use of AI becomes more entwined with everyday life. They include Judea Pearl, whose Book of Why reminds AI practitioners of the need for causal reasoning; and University of Toronto professor Hector Levesque, whose test for common sense, the Winograd Schema Challenge, sets a high bar for conventional AI. But none have been more prolific in the modern era in the critique of AI than NYU professor of psychology Gary Marcus.


DeepMind's Losses and the Future of Artificial Intelligence

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Alphabet's DeepMind lost $572 million last year. DeepMind, likely the world's largest research-focused artificial intelligence operation, is losing a lot of money fast, more than $1 billion in the past three years. DeepMind also has more than $1 billion in debt due in the next 12 months. Does this mean that AI is falling apart? Gary Marcus is founder and CEO of Robust.AI and a professor of psychology and neural science at NYU.


DeepMind's Losses and the Future of Artificial Intelligence

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Alphabet's DeepMind lost $572 million last year. DeepMind, likely the world's largest research-focused artificial intelligence operation, is losing a lot of money fast, more than $1 billion in the past three years. DeepMind also has more than $1 billion in debt due in the next 12 months. Does this mean that AI is falling apart? Gary Marcus is founder and CEO of Robust.AI and a professor of psychology and neural science at NYU.


DeepMind's Losses and the Future of Artificial Intelligence

#artificialintelligence

Alphabet's DeepMind lost $572 million last year. DeepMind, likely the world's largest research-focused artificial intelligence operation, is losing a lot of money fast, more than $1 billion in the past three years. DeepMind also has more than $1 billion in debt due in the next 12 months. Does this mean that AI is falling apart? Gary Marcus is founder and CEO of Robust.AI and a professor of psychology and neural science at NYU.