Tuesday, November 01, 2016

book: Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know

Interesting interview, suggesting that
"AI is about automation, not about (general) intelligence".
Apparently the name AI is wrong, but useful.

Triangulation 270 Jerry Kaplan | TWiT
Triangulation 270: Jerry Kaplan - YouTube
"Jerry Kaplan has been working on artificial intelligence since the 1950s. He explains to Leo the difference between general artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation. He also explains why he thinks the idea of the Singularity is nonsense, that the real thing the Turing Test describes is trickery rather than intelligence, and that much of the current hype over the development of AI is just that: hype. He does think that the current growth of machine learning can and will transform the economy - many jobs will be replaced through automation, but many other opportunities will be created."

Jerry Kaplan - Wikipedia
Samuel Jerrold "Jerry" Kaplan is an American computer scientist, author, futurist, and serial entrepreneur. He is best known as a pioneer in the field of pen computing and tablet computers.
He is the founder of numerous companies, including GO Corporation, whose technology was used to develop the first smartphone and tablet PC.

some links: 

There is another person with similar background, creator of Palm Pilot (that is successor of Go), is also involved in AI in slightly different way, not to be confused.

Jeff Hawkins - Wikipedia

Jeffrey Hawkins is the American founder of Palm Computing (where he invented the Palm Pilot) and Handspring (where he invented the Treo). He has since turned to work on neuroscience full-time, founded the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience (formerly the Redwood Neuroscience Institute) in 2002, founded Numenta in 2005 and published On Intelligence describing his memory-prediction framework theory of the brain.

Here is the interview with him: 

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