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The Challenges of Real-Time AI

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The research agendas of artificial intelligence and real-time systems are converging as AI methods move toward domains that require real-time responses, and real-time systems move toward complex applications that require intelligent behavior. They meet at the crossroads in an exciting new subfield commonly called "real-time AI." This subfield is still being defined, and the precise goals for various real-time AI systems are in flux. Traditionally, AI systems have been developed without much attention to the resource limitations that motivate real-time systems researchers. However, as these AI systems move from the research labs into real-world applications, they also become subject to the time constraints of the environments in which they operate.


Artificial intelligence systems more apt to fail than to destroy

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The most realistic risks about the dangers of artificial intelligence are basic mistakes, breakdowns and cyber attacks, an expert in the field says – more so than machines that become super powerful, run amok and try to destroy the human race. Thomas Dietterich, president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and a distinguished professor of computer science at Oregon State University, said that the recent contribution of 10 million by Elon Musk to the Future of Life Institute will help support some important and needed efforts to ensure AI safety. But the real risks may not be as dramatic as some people visualize, he said. "For a long time the risks of artificial intelligence have mostly been discussed in a few small, academic circles, and now they are getting some long-overdue attention," Dietterich said. "That attention, and funding to support it, is a very important step."


Conceptualization and Framework of Hybrid Intelligence Systems

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As artificial intelligence (AI) systems are getting ubiquitous within our society, issues related to its fairness, accountability, and transparency are increasing rapidly. As a result, researchers are integrating humans with AI systems to build robust and reliable hybrid intelligence systems. However, a proper conceptualization of these systems does not underpin this rapid growth. This article provides a precise definition of hybrid intelligence systems as well as explains its relation with other similar concepts through our proposed framework and examples from contemporary literature. Finally, we argue that all AI systems are hybrid intelligence systems, so human factors need to be examined at every stage of such systems' lifecycle.


Design Patterns for Production NLP Systems

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Some tasks such as fighting spam, content moderation, etc. by their very nature require an online system. Offline systems, on the other hand, don't need to run in real-time. They can be built to run efficiently on a batch of inputs at once and can take advantage of approaches like Transductive Learning. Some online systems can be reactive, and can even do the learning in an online fashion (aka online learning), but many online systems are built and deployed with a periodic offline model build that is pushed to production. Systems that are built using online learning should especially be sensitive to adversarial environments.


Do you want a home with artificial intelligence? -

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic lately. Recently, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said that Elon Musk's pessimistic view of AI was "pretty irresponsible." Musk replied by calling Zuckerberg's understanding of AI "limited." While leaders in the tech industry debate the future of AI, we can't help but picture what our homes may be like with built-in AI systems. Sure, there are enough horror/thriller movies about a home turning against its occupants, but perhaps that's the reason many are anxious about current AI and smart home advancements.