Category: Week3

Teaching computers to converse

by on July 17, 2018 11:11 pm
When Amazon Echo was first launched in 2014, it was primarily pitched as a smart speaker allowing you to control your music with voice. The next big phase in conversational revolution began in 2016 with the advent of chatbots [1]. Facebook announced a developer friendly platform to build chatbots on messenger. Soon there were tons… Read more Teaching computers to converse

AI's morality dillema...

by on July 17, 2018 10:52 pm
Dan Brown’s latest book, Origin, brings Robert Langdon back into the thick of the age-old battle of religion vs science. Without revealing too much of the plot nor devolving into a book review, Brown places at Langdon’s side his most resourceful companion yet, an AI named Winston. Langdon, with Winston’s aid, attempts to solve the… Read more AI's morality dillema...

AI's Greatest Trick

by on July 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Popular culture offers many examples of what AI’s future maybe. The greatest dangers usually take the form of sentient beings turning against their creators. However, I do not believe this is the most likely negative end state for AI. Rather, to paraphrase from the Usual Suspects, I think the greatest trick AI will ever pull… Read more AI's Greatest Trick

Who's In Your Cockpit?

by on July 17, 2018 10:49 am
It’s dark, stormy, and windy. You’re in an airliner, coming in to land at San Francisco. As the turbulence bounces the plane around, you hear the intercom click. “Sorry about the turbulence. Not to worry, instead of pilots, your airplane is controlled by a state-of-the-art computer, and has a 99.999% successful landing rate in these… Read more Who's In Your Cockpit?

The Threat of Artificial Intelligence

by on July 16, 2018 11:30 pm
Before jumping into the question if artificial intelligence will end human life on this planet, I’d like to dive deeper into what artificial intelligence is. There is no exact definition of the term artificial intelligence. Similar to the term “vehicle” which describes various means of transportation, “artificial intelligence” describes various programs, or software in general… Read more The Threat of Artificial Intelligence

Do Machines have Consciousness?

by on July 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Do machines have consciousness? One of last week’s speakers, Craig Martell, Head of Science and Engineering at LinkedIn, doesn’t think so. According to Mr. Martell, artificial intelligence (AI) is just a buzzword, purely named for its ability to raise money from the government or investors. The goal of AI is to build systems that act… Read more Do Machines have Consciousness?

Neural Networks - Garbage in, garbage out

by on July 15, 2018 10:52 pm
I came across this article and I am somewhat concerned about how much we are potentially relying on neural nets and their “supposed” efficacy. 0

Artificial Intelligence - Human-like or Not?

by on July 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Artificial intelligence has captured the world, especially the tech community, with great excitement and fear. Despite its fame, there lacks a universal agreement on what exactly the phrase means. In class, Head of Science and Engineering at LinkedIn Craig Martell distilled what artificial intelligence is. He emphasized that the buzz phrase is a misnomer given… Read more Artificial Intelligence - Human-like or Not?

Cruising Altitude 30 000 Ft. Please fasten your seatbelt. Welcome to the cloud !

by on July 13, 2018 1:19 pm
Cloud computing is defined as the ability to automate a network of distributed servers held on the internet. In so doing it seeks to reduce the cost, increase the speed and increase the reliability of product/service delivery. According to the McKinsey Global Institute(MGI) the adoption private to public cloud platforms is gathering tremendous pace which… Read more Cruising Altitude 30 000 Ft. Please fasten your seatbelt. Welcome to the cloud !