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Friday, November 13, 2015

Smart Machines Evolving with us

Interesting thoughtful piece suggesting that our intelligence is co-evolving with AI.  As a practical student of the emergence of AI,  I agree that it is harder than we think we know.   In Nautilus:

When it comes to artificial intelligence, we may all be suffering from the fallacy of availability: thinking that creating intelligence is much easier than it is, because we see examples all around us. In a recent poll, machine intelligence experts predicted that computers would gain human-level ability around the year 2050, and superhuman ability less than 30 years after.1 But, like a tribe on a tropical island littered with World War II debris imagining that the manufacture of aluminum propellers or steel casings would be within their power, our confidence is probably inflated. ... " 

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