[FoR&AI] Steps Toward Super Intelligence IV, Things to Work on Now

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[This is the fourth part of a four part essay–here is Part I.] We have been talking about building an Artificial General Intelligence agent, or even a Super Intelligence agent. How are we going to get there?  How are we going get to ECW and SLP? What do researchers need to work on now? In … Continue reading [FoR&AI] Steps Toward Super Intelligence IV, Things to Work on Now

[FoR&AI] Steps Toward Super Intelligence III, Hard Things Today

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[This is the third part of a four part essay–here is Part I.] If we are going to develop an Artificial Intelligence system as good as a human, an ECW or SLP say, from Part II of this essay, and if we want to get beyond that, we need to understand what current AI can … Continue reading [FoR&AI] Steps Toward Super Intelligence III, Hard Things Today

[FoR&AI] Steps Toward Super Intelligence II, Beyond the Turing Test

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[This is the second part of a four part essay–here is Part I.] As we (eventually…) start to plot out how to build Artificial General Intelligence there is going to be a bifurcation in the path ahead.  Some will say that we must choose which direction to take. I argue that the question is complex … Continue reading [FoR&AI] Steps Toward Super Intelligence II, Beyond the Turing Test

[FoR&AI] Steps Toward Super Intelligence I, How We Got Here

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God created man in his own image. Man created AI in his own image. Once again, with footnotes. God created man in his1 own image.2 Man3 created AI in his3 own image. At least that is how it started out. But figuring out what our selves are, as machines, is a really difficult task. We … Continue reading [FoR&AI] Steps Toward Super Intelligence I, How We Got Here

[FoR&AI] The Origins of “Artificial Intelligence”

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Past is prologue1. I mean that both the ways people interpret Shakespeare’s meaning when he has Antonio utter the phrase in The Tempest. In one interpretation it is that the past has predetermined the sequence which is about to unfold–and so I believe that how we have gotten to where we are in Artificial Intelligence … Continue reading [FoR&AI] The Origins of “Artificial Intelligence”

[FoR&AI] The Seven Deadly Sins of Predicting the Future of AI

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[An essay in my series on the Future of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.] We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. There is hysteria about how powerful they will become how quickly, and there is hysteria about what they will do to jobs. As I write these words on September … Continue reading [FoR&AI] The Seven Deadly Sins of Predicting the Future of AI

[FoR&AI] Machine Learning Explained

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[An essay in my series on the Future of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.] Much of the recent enthusiasm about Artificial Intelligence is based on the spectacular recent successes of machine learning, itself often capitalized as Machine Learning, and often referred to as ML. It has become common in the technology world that the presence of … Continue reading [FoR&AI] Machine Learning Explained

[FoR&AI] Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

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[An essay in my series on the Future of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.] Friday March 11th, 2011, was a bad day for Japan. At 2:46pm local time a magnitude 9.1 earthquake occurred 72 kilometers offshore, east of the Oshika Peninsula which is in the Tohoku region of Japan. A great tsunami was triggered with maximum … Continue reading [FoR&AI] Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

Edge Cases For Self Driving Cars

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Perhaps through this essay I will get the bee out of my bonnet that fully driverless cars are a lot further off than many techies, much of the press, and even many auto executives seem to think. They will get here and human driving will probably disappear in the lifetimes of many people reading this, but … Continue reading Edge Cases For Self Driving Cars