If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
I came across an interesting article on Popular Mechanics titled "Why Watson and Siri are not real AI". I agree 100% with Douglas Hofstadter but feel like the title is completely wrong. That is of course the author's doing, not Hofstadter. As long as we don't know how our brains "produce" intelligence, we are left to judge the level of machine intelligence based on subjective observation. Because I have been working in the field of artificial general intelligence, or Strong AI, for almost a decade, I know quick ways to prove to myself that neither Siri nor Google Now are intelligent (I have never had the chance to play with Watson but suspect really strongly I can get Watson to give a wrong answer because it doesn't really understand the question.)
Yesterday I was lucky enough to meet with Ben Goertzel in his lab at Hong Kong Science Park to take a tour of Hanson Robotics and meet with the team working on his Artificial General Intelligence project, OpenCog. The lab itself was not that impressive, a fairly cramped space filled with synthetic disembodied faces attached to robot frames. But it was a humdrum of activity as all around people were fiddling with wires and adjusting faces and furiously typing away at their keyboards. And even though the space they are working out of may not be overwhelming awe inspiring, what they are attempting to do here is. To put it simply, they are trying to create humanoid robots that are as intelligent as we are.
John Rampton is founder of online invoicing company Due. By now everyone has heard of Google's RankBrain, the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest from Mountain View, Calif. What many of you might not realize, however, is just how fast the SEO industry is changing because of it. In this article, I'll take you through some clear examples of how some of the old rules of SEO no longer apply, and what steps you can take to stay ahead of the curve in order to continue to provide successful SEO campaigns for your businesses. So what is artificial intelligence? Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI): This is like AI for one particular thing (e.g.
Vicarious has the mission to "build the next generation of artificial intelligence algorithms." That said, its objectives are longer-term in nature. Vicarious has assembled a who's who of technology legends as investors, including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and Mark Zuckerberg. Co-founder, Scott Phoenix is clear that the biggest value Vicarious can contribute will be in the long-term, in the form of artificial general intelligence (AGI), or human-like intelligence. There will be plenty of value created in the interim in the form of what Phoenix refers to as the "exhaust" of the process.
Microsoft has released a set of 100,000 questions and answers that artificial intelligence researchers can use in their quest to create systems that can read and answer questions as well as a human. The dataset is called MS MARCO, which stands for Microsoft MAchine Reading COmprehension, and the team behind it says it's the most useful dataset of its kind because it is based on anonymized real-world data. By making it broadly available for free to researchers, the team is hoping to spur the kind of breakthroughs in machine reading that are already happening in image and speech recognition. They also hope to facilitate the kind of advances that could lead to the long-term goal of'artificial general intelligence,' or machines that can think like humans. "In order to move towards artificial general intelligence, we need to take a step towards being able to read a document and understand it as well as a person," said Rangan Majumder, a partner group program manager with Microsoft's Bing search engine division who is leading the effort.
If you're a data scientist thinking about expanding your career options into AI you've got a forest and trees problem. There's a lot going on in deep learning and reinforcement learning but do these areas hold the best future job prospects or do we need to be looking a little further forward? To try to answer that question we'll have to get out of the weeds of current development and get a higher level perspective about where this is all headed. The roots of AI are actually in the behavioral sciences migrating eventually into biology and neurology. Since the earliest imaginings of what AI might be like those thoughts have focused on machines that could behave and make decisions like humans.
It is the end of the year again and a lot has happened in 2016. Google's AlphGo algorithm beat Lee Se-dol in the game of Go, Blockchain really took off and governments around the globe are investing heavily in smart cities. As every year, I will provide you with the big data trends for the upcoming year, just as I did for 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Big Data hype is finally over and, therefore, we can finally get started with Big Data. That is why I would like to call 2017 the Year of Intelligence.
Analysis Google-stablemate DeepMind thinks it is one step closer to cracking artificial general intelligence with an algorithm that helps machines overcome memory loss. AI is the hottest trend in technology right now – it's on its way to reaching the peak of the hype cycle. There's a lot of ballyhoo behind all those headlines you've seen predicting a world dominated by intelligent systems. Yet today's systems can only perform well on specific tasks they're trained on, such as playing Go, identifying images, or recognizing speech. No machine is intelligent enough to do all those things at once, because as soon as they learn a new task, previous skills are quickly forgotten.
Upvotes by: No upvotes yet... Be the first to upvote. Geographies: World wide Snasci Artificial General Intelligence creates AI with human level reasoning capability. We're in the prefunding stage of an Indiegogo campaign to transfer our software solution to the cloud. Snasci is a full true AI, capable of reasoning, comprehension, planning, etc. As we transition to the cloud over the coming months, we will be bring on beta testers to put Snasci through its paces on what it has learned.