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Understanding artificial intelligence
Posted: 15 November 2016

I think it's fair to say that most of us are fascinated by artificial intelligence, but we don't understand it. The idea of smart machines, that don't only understand natural language, but think like humans (if that's possible) conjures up all sorts of scenarios for the future. But even developers of advanced algorithms and deep neural networks can't explain exactly how they work, or rather why they work in a particular way. It's a bit of a black box, where we can only see the result, and not all the loops in the process. Here's an instructive article that looks at four types of AI, and what sort of developments are required to achieve them. If it seems impossible to reach the final stage, remember that we live in an exponential world, where the impossible today will be the routine reality of tomorrow!

Understanding the four types of AI, from reactive robots to self-aware beings
15 November 2016
We need to do more than teach machines to learn. We need to overcome the barriers that separate machines from us – and us from them.
Sensors and gadgets clamour to be heard
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