Another naive software engineer bites the dust in Silicon Valley for not heeding the warning signs this blog has pointed out: outside of games with rigid rules and a finite set of moves, current AI is mostly just plain stupid.
In the awe of AI like AlphaZero, believing that AI will take over the world because of its dominance in linearly defined subjects such as … Read more
In No need to fear, AI domination is not near, I stated:
Only when a self-learning AI can teach itself the complexities of the world from first principles should we fear AI growing a mind of its own.
In the world of chess, poker, Go and Shogi, I suppose we do have something to fear because there have been significant leaps in achieving game theory optimal play us… Read more
Yesterday’s article points out that AI is far away from having a mind of its own and robot domination is irrational and unfounded.
However, that doesn’t mean that the role of AI is diminished in today’s world. In fact, a dangerous precedent is set when AI is used to accompany nefarious human behaviour.
When not used in a nefarious manner, i… Read more
In light of the recent news of a self-driving Uber car killing a pedestrian and Computing Forever’s warning of a pending AI takeover, it’s time to take a step back as usual and look at this issue from an unemotional, rational perspective.
Most of the “breakthroughs” in AI recently have been the result of big data mining. Computers g… Read more
In my article on big data mining that describes what fuels a lot of big tech’s AI algorithms that smaller tech firms generally don’t rely on, I made the case that heavily crowdsourced AI are subject to exploitation and manipulation.
If you tell a neural network that 2 + 2 = 5 enough times, then sure enough that AI will start regurgitating nonsensic… Read more
In the wake of the demonetization fiasco on YouTube and the erosion of due process due to unrestrained “wrong-think” detection algorithms, one has to wonder whether these algorithms are being exploited by malicious users intent on destroying their competition.
Google supposedly is credited with effective algorithms preventing click fr… Read more
Recently leaked screenshots show YouTube’s questionnaires that subjectively determine what videos are acceptable for monetization, and consequently, what videos would appear higher in search and on trending lists. There’s no money after all if a video has no ads, so demonetized videos will generally be suppressed by the search and tre… Read more
(tl;dr: You can play against an AI computer user I designed for an online Big 2 game here. The bots are capable of calulcating the expectation for its score for every possible line of play very quickly, resulting in a rather worthy opponent for even the most seasoned Big 2 players).
The dynamics in Big 2 make programming AI for it an interesting problem. The … Read more