Progress in AI

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Re: Progress in AI

Postby John » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:01 pm

Tom Mazanec wrote:> AI Breakthrough: One step closer to Singularity
> https://gizmodo.com/stunning-ai-breakth ... 1819650084


The only thing stunning about this breakthrough is that anyone
thinks its stunning.

The first computer checker champion was an IBM computer in 1960.
The algorithm was to let the computer play itself until it had
created a database of the winning moves in any position.

Chess was too complicated to yield to that approach, but for
decades chess playing algorithms were augmented by "best move"
data bases of the best moves in endgame positions. So the database
has been integrated into the logic of more sophisticated play
algorithms.

In other words, this database algorithm is the simplest algorithm for
computerized game play.

Google has apparently done the same thing -- found a way to create a
limited database of "best move" positions, and integrate the database
into their existing alphago algorithm. It's not at all surprising
that the database provides a significant advantage. And it's been
done before, so it's certainly not a stunning breakthrough.

Furthermore, it's pretty much useless in real world situations.
If a computerized general has to make the next decision in
pursuing a war, then there will be no meaningful database
lookup.

I'm still most impressed with IBM's Watson's performance in Jeopardy.
Watson had to learn by reading millions of pages on the internet, and
use very sophisticated natural language processing algorithms to learn
to answer Jeopardy questions. That's much closer to how AI will have
to act in the real world than playing a game where rigid rules are
defined in advance.

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Re: Progress in AI

Postby Tom Mazanec » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:49 pm

In memory processing advances for AI https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2017 ... ations-ai/
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Re: Progress in AI

Postby Tom Mazanec » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:57 pm

Reinforcement learning big AI software advance https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/260 ... w-world-ai
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Re: Progress in AI

Postby Tom Mazanec » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:52 am

Post-silicon technologies may be what implements AI:
Carbon nanotubes (Kurzweil's favorite): https://uwaterloo.ca/news/news/mass-pro ... er-reality
Josephson Junction: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/1/e1701329
Photonics: http://www.kurzweilai.net/penn-research ... transistor
Atomistor: http://www.kurzweilai.net/ultra-thin-at ... uter-chips
And on the software side, teaching cooperation: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02597-8
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Re: Progress in AI

Postby John » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:19 am

Very, very scary:


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Re: Progress in AI

Postby FishbellykanakaDude » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:57 pm

John wrote:Very, very scary:

[flash =640,385]http://www.youtube.com/v/7HZ_EfLzEq8[/flash]


I would expect that kind of performance, actually. It's not particularly scary to me. Is that two dog-bots running autonomously, and cooperating autonomously?

The "armed" one rather reminds me of the "puppeteer" character from "Ring World" (Larry Niven).

Anyway,.. I'm sure SOMEBODY has the "off switch" well in hand! :) Ya don't want those dog-bots poopin ' in the hallways!


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Re: Progress in AI

Postby Tom Mazanec » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:19 am

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Re: Progress in AI

Postby Tom Mazanec » Tue May 15, 2018 11:41 am

DARPA developing new approach to lifelong machine learning:
https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2018-05-03
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Re: Progress in AI

Postby Tom Mazanec » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:30 pm

IBM to boost AI performance 1000-fold by 2029:
https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2019/02/i ... -2029.html
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Re: Progress in AI

Postby Tom Mazanec » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:33 am

Executive order promoting AI research:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential ... elligence/
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