Monthly archive October, 2017
Brainy Breakdown: 10/20/17

Brainy Breakdown: 10/20/17

The week in links, according to Brainy: Pop Quiz!  Grad school or grade school? The folly of AI predictions How computers will *actually* destroy the world Maybe academic conferences are for more than research?
Spooky Neural Network Behavior

Spooky Neural Network Behavior

Computers have been able to match or surpass humans at many tasks that we consider intelligent for quite some time (e.g. chess). However, for much of the time since Deep Blue (aka “AI Winter”) even something as supposedly simple as object recognition remained elusive. Now, in the age of large datasets and GPUs, deep networks,...
Brainy Breakdown 10/13/17

Brainy Breakdown 10/13/17

Deadlines in AI, for those who are interested. Debate on the notion of priors (i.e. domain-specific machinery) in AI The AlphaGo documentary is out, and is getting people thinking about superhuman AI. More on the AI “Gaydar”. It’s important to remember that there are many confounding factors in the data set they used, and the...