Artificial Intelligence

When NASA Got Artificial Intelligence

Hidden Figures I recently watched the movie “Hidden Figures”.  From all reports it was reasonably accurate (given some poetic license on the directors part). Apart from the obvious equal rights messages the scenes describing the implementation of the IBM machine portrayed much human drama that is relevant to today’s debates on AI. The character Dorothy Vaughn

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Emotional Intelligence as a Service

sA recent event got me thinking about some benefits of Artificial and Emotional Intelligence that are on the flip-side to the scare-mongering I referred to in earlier posts ( What is AI?, The Dumbest Doomsday Scenario). Bad Mannered Uber Driver The event was report in the Sydney Morning Herald (and a myriad of other news outlets). It

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The Dumbest Doomsday Scenario

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald entitled The AI anxiety: our preoccupation with superintelligence references one of the most spectacularly dumb ideas about how an Artificial Intelligence could be a threat to humanity.  The scenario, envisaged by a philosopher at the Future of Humanity institute in Oxford, Nick Bostrum, is quoted below: “Bostrom’s favourite apocalyptic hypothetical involves

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A Closer Look at How AI Works

This post will provide an over view of how AI works. Before you click away, this is neither as complicated nor mathematical as you might fear.  While having a sophisticated understanding of mathematics is needed to be able to prove that the algorithms used in AI actually do something useful the basic principles are really

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What is AI?

  What is Artificial Intelligence? Last post I introduced my premise that we have not seen anything called Artificial Intelligence with real intelligence. We have just seen machines that can do sequences of simple calculations on large amounts of data very quickly and as a result perform tasks that have hitherto been the sole domain

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