Google’s AI Guru Says That Great Artificial Intelligence Must Build on Neuroscience

Google’s #AI guru says that great artificial intelligence must build on neuro science

  • Demis Hassabis knows a thing or two about artificial intelligence: he founded the London-based AI startup DeepMind, which was purchased by Google for $650 million back in 2014.
  • In a paper published today in the journal Neuron, Hassabis and three coauthors argue that only by better understanding human intelligence can we hope to push the boundaries of what artificial intellects can achieve.
  • But it also points out that more recent advances haven’t leaned on biology as effectively, and that a general intelligence will need more human-like characteristics—such as an intuitive understanding of the real world and more efficient ways of learning.
  • As Hassabis explains in an interview with the Verge, artificial intelligence and neuroscience have become “two very, very large fields that are steeped in their own traditions,” which makes it “quite difficult to be expert in even one of those fields, let alone expert enough in both that you can translate and find connections between them.”
  • (Read more: Neuron, The Verge, “Google’s Intelligence Designer,” “Can This Man Make AI More Human?”)

Inquisitiveness and imagination will be hard to create any other way.
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Distill: An Interactive, Visual Journal for Machine Learning Research – Y Combinator

Distill: An Interactive, Visual Journal for Machine Learning Research - @michael_nielsen

  • In a nutshell, Distill is an interactive, visual journal for machine learning research.
  • One day, perhaps, Distill articles will be a creative medium in their own right, a medium where it is possible to do exploratory machine learning research.
  • At launch, Distill contains expository articles on subjects such as attention in neural networks, visualizing high-dimensional data using t-SNE, and using neural nets to generate handwriting.
  • Going forward, Distill will publish both original research articles and expository articles.
  • Distill articles will appear in Google Scholar, which will help authors receive academic credit.

The journal Distill launches today. In a nutshell, Distill is an interactive, visual journal for machine learning research. Going forward, Distill will publish both original research articles and expository articles. If you’re interested in submitting, please consult the page about publishing in Distill.
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7 AI trends to watch in 2017

Seven Artificial Intelligence trends to watch in 2017 - #AI

  • A recent Forrester survey of business and technology professionals found that 58% of them are researching AI, but only 12% are using AI systems.
  • Concerns about AI stealing jobs are nothing new but we anticipate deeper, more nuanced conversations on what AI will mean economically.
  • Expect to hear (a little) less about malevolent AI taking over the world and more about the economic impacts of AI.
  • Most AI systems are black boxes -and immensely complex.
  • Watch highlights covering artificial intelligence, machine learning, intelligence engineering, and more.

From tools, to research, to ethics, Ben Lorica looks at what’s in store for artificial intelligence in 2017.
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Splunking Customer Experience

Join us at #BigData London on 11/4 for a demo on the power of machine learning  @BigData_LDN

  • I’ll be leading a tech demo at the event looking at the power of machine data and machine learning in helping businesses to better understand customers.
  • As more and more elements of our lives become digital interactions, machine data can tell us a great deal about our customers across all channels: mobile, social, web and in person.
  • With Splunk we can combine all of your objective machine data about customer interactions alongside that customer perspective provided by survey or EFM.
  • Customer experience is not just about objective metrics, it’s also about a customer’s subjective impressions.
  • The open event is aimed at individuals looking to have questions answered about big data as well as share ideas with forward-thinking peers and leading members of the data community.

Splunk is at Big Data London in Olympia this week. This open event is aimed at individuals looking to have questions answered about big data as well as share ideas with forward-thinking peers and leading members of the data community.
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Stephen Hawking: Artificial Intelligence could be the greatest disaster in human history as he opens AI research centre

Stephen Hawking has a terrifying warning about Artificial Intelligence

  • Success in creating AI, could be the biggest event in the history of our civilisation.”
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  • Stephen Hawking warns over Brexit attitudes towards money
  • Hawking explained that in the future, AI could develop a “will of its own” which could be in conflict with the desires of humanity.
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Stephen Hawking has warned Artificial Intelligence could be the greatest disaster in human history if it is not properly managed. The world famous physicist said AI could bring serious perils such as powerful autonomous weapons and novel ways for those in power to oppress and control the masses. 
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September 27, 2016:Sony has made two pop songs with artificial intelligence

Sony has made two pop songs with artificial intelligence  @SONYCSLMusic

  • But with the steady march of digital, these deals can include anything from app sponsorship to VR. Over the next two sandboxes, we will examine where brand partnerships…
  • Brand partnerships used to be straightforward for musicians.
  • September 27, 2016 : Sony has made two pop songs with artificial intelligence
  • “Our Flow Machines software learns music styles from a huge database of songs.
  • In part two of sandbox’s investigation into bands, brands and digital marketing, we look at the role that labels can play in securing the right partnership deals, as well as looking at some of the best and worst brand marriages.

Sony CSL Research Laboratory has been experimenting with songs composed by artificial intelligence rather than human songwriters.
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Common Sense in Artificial Intelligence… by 2026?

Common Sense in #ArtificialIntelligence… by 2026?  by @lemire

  • To replace human beings at most jobs, machines need to exhibit what we intuitively call “common sense”.
  • For example, many human beings are illiterate and they can be said to have common sense.
  • Common sense is basic knowledge about how the world of human beings works.
  • For example, if you are lying on the floor yelling “I’m hurt”, common sense dictates that we call emergency services… but it is possible that Apple’s Siri could already be able to do this.
  • If computers could be granted a generous measure of common sense, many believe that they could make better employees than human beings.

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@kdnuggets: “Common Sense in #ArtificialIntelligence… by 2026? by @lemire”


An insightful opinion piece on the future of common sense in AI. A recommended read by an authority in the field.


Common Sense in Artificial Intelligence… by 2026?