Why A.I. Agents Will Have No Choice But to Specialize

Posted by Alyssa Verzino on Apr 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

 

We've argued before that generalized artificial intelligence is generally unprofitable (and maybe impossible), but there are some real-world examples of just how hard it can be for A.I. to get competent at even very narrow tasks. For example, you'd have no trouble asking your friend for a restaurant recommendation, but it's really difficult to teach A.I. to perform the same task well.

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Topics: AI, Artificial Intelligence, future of ai

"General Artificial Intelligence" Might Be Impossible, But It's Definitely Unprofitable

Posted by Alyssa Verzino on Apr 24, 2018 1:15:00 PM

Everyone from Elon Musk to the late Stephen Hawking to an entire research institute are warning about the dangers of an A.I. apocalypse, where some real-life version of SkyNet or HAL 9000 will rise up to wipe out pesky human life. This is probably alarmist, not just because general artificial intelligence like we see in the movies may be impossible, but because -- for the foreseeable future -- there's no money in it.

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Topics: AI, Artificial Intelligence, future of ai

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Posted by Brooke Torres on Aug 5, 2016 11:22:00 AM

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The White House recently requested information on the future of artificial intelligence. Since it's our job to think about these things, as builders of AI-powered assistants for businesses, our Chief Data Scientist and Co-founder, Byron Galbraith, was an awesome person to provide insights on the topics they're asking about. Below are his answers.

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Topics: AI, Artificial Intelligence, future of ai, machine learning, NLP, white house, white house request for information