- While leading Google through the aughts, Eric Schmidt made a miscalculation.
- The preceding phase was a focus on all things mobile- and smartphone-first (see: Android), according to Pichai, who succeeded Schmidt after a second CEO stint by Google co-founder Larry Page.
- Schmidt’s assessment back then was that artificial intelligence research faced tremendous obstacles that inhibited its progress.
- Why ‘Artificial Stupidity’ Is the Real Threat In other words, computer scientists are still teaching machines to heuristically categorize basic elements of the world: building representations of “things” and “actions” by parsing the components of images (like colors, shapes, and lines), as well as sounds (like tones, pitches, and phonemes).
- For more on artificial intelligence, watch Fortune’s video: The moment that changed everything, he said, was the success of a particular Google experiment involving neural networks in 2012.
Google parent Alphabet’s chair Eric Schmidt dishes on artificial intelligence and machine learning at the RSA security conference.
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