Episode 41 – Putting the Machine Learning Cart Before the Horse…

In this edition, the top news starts with:

Monkey do, AI see, AI do… and takes over and kills monkeys, to take jobs…

https://www.zdnet.com/article/nvidia-researchers-create-ai-deep-learning-system-to-enable-robots-to-learn-from-human-demonstration/

Microsoft jumps on Google’s bandwagon and is trying to make Cortana better

https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/21/17375482/microsoft-semantic-machines-acquisition-bots-cortana-human

Trying to get AI algorithms to explain themselves is a nice idea; but what happens when neither humans nor AI are able to explain them…??? So, let’s make a requirement which causes us to spend extra money developing functioning Machine Learning systems…

https://venturebeat.com/2018/05/21/explainable-ai-could-reduce-the-impact-of-biased-algorithms/

Forgetting that humans do not think logically, and that AI generally does, let’s make a new test that is impossible for logical models to grasp; as that is so much better…  or maybe we should look at AI that is not logical to get something vaguely human…

https://qz.com/1247378/forget-the-turing-test-give-ai-the-f-scott-fitzgerald-test-instead/

More chip issues related to the Spectre and Meltdown flaws; helping the NSA and others grab data out of your devices…

https://www.cnet.com/news/intel-microsoft-reveal-new-variant-on-spectre-meltdown-chip-security-flaws/

Trying to ensure the cart doesn’t go before the horse, metaphorically, Google has released a set of rules for Machine Learning; designed to help engineers do a better job with related products.

https://developers.google.com/machine-learning/rules-of-ml/

In an ever-increasing effort to be relevant with their increasingly irrelevant server and other hardware, companies are coming up with excuses to be on premise with ‘cloud’-ish infrastructure…

http://in.pcmag.com/artificial-intelligence/121031/feature/what-is-edge-computing

Did you know that Machine Learning, and what we are now doing in AI, is not new? Its just that technology has finally caught up with the dream articulated so many, many years ago…

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-05-17/apple-and-its-rivals-bet-their-futures-on-these-men-s-dreams

IBM Watson takes over Bing AI ads and still dominates Google AI ads.

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is up a hair at 995.38, in what looks suspiciously like a flat line…

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