We @ProjectJunoAI are big fans of landscapes. That's why we've created a machine intelligence landscape focused entirely on Europe. Europe deserves a landscape of its own to highlight its talent and expertise. Until recently, its contribution to the innovation and commercialisation of machine intelligence technologies has been under-appreciated. We now see growing self-confidence borne of the success, and continued presence, of local acquired startups like VocalIQ, Swiftkey, Deepmind, Magic Pony Technology, and PredictionIO.
So are Apple, IBM, and Amazon. In fact, every major technology company is investing in machine intelligence to improve their existing products or to develop entirely new ones. This transformative technology is poised to affect just about every industry out there. VB Profiles partnered with Shivon Zilis to better understand its impact and to present the Machine Intelligence 2.0 landscape. Above: This chart is part of VB Profiles Machine Intelligence Series.
This is the shortest path I see towards machine intelligence: first, we develop ways to allow specialized AIs to manipulate formal concepts, write programs, run experiments, and at the same time develop mathematical intuition (even creativity) about the concepts they are manipulating. Then, we use our findings to develop an AI scientist that would assist us in AI research, as well as other fields. It would be a specialized superhuman artificial intelligence to be applied to scientific research. This would tremendously speed up the development of AI. At first we would apply it to solve well-scoped problems: for instance, developing agents to solve increasingly complex and open-ended games.
When a select band of computer scientists met at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1956 to begin work on a field they called'artificial intelligence', they were optimistic, to say the least. Their founding principle of developing machine intelligence was based on an assumption that human intelligence could itself be well characterized. They argued that: "Every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can in principle be so precisely described that a machine can be made to simulate it." Ask ten people to define human intelligence and you will get at least eleven answers. To a philosopher, intelligence is the absence of a lack of intelligence.