Introduction The ambiguity problem illustrated: User: ”Siri, call me an ambulance!” Siri: ”Okay, I will call you ’an ambulance’.” You’ll never reach the hospital, and end up bleeding to death. Solutions Two potential solutions come to mind: A. machine builds general knowledge (”common sense”) B. machine identifies ambiguity & asks for clarification from humans (reinforcement […]
There is enormous concern about machine learning and AI replacing human workers. However, according to several economists, and also according to past experience ranging back all the way to the industrial revolution of the 18th century (which caused major distress at the time), the replacement of human workers is not permanent but there will be […]
Ethics of machine learning algorithms has recently been raised as a major research concern. Earlier this year (2017), a fund of $27M USD was started to support research on the societal challenges of AI. The group responsible for the fund includes e.g. the Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network and the startup founder and investor Reid Hoffman. As […]
Read about this amazing initiative at Harvard’s website and thought of sharing it: About the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative Artificial intelligence and complex algorithms, fueled by the collection of big data and deep learning systems, are quickly changing how we live and work, from the news stories we see, to the loans […]
Thoughts on algorithms.