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The AI revolution will be led by toasters, not droids

By Fast Company

It’s far easier for software to learn to do one thing well than to be a digital jack of all trades. Will the intelligent algorithms of the future look like general-purpose robots, as adept at idleRead full story

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  • The A.I. that captures the public’s imagination (General Intelligence) doesn’t exist. And won’t for a while.

    The important thing to know about A.I. is that it’s simply a technique. A means to an end. It’s not a product.

    It’s only useful if it can be used to solve a particular problem.

    For example

    The A.I. that captures the public’s imagination (General Intelligence) doesn’t exist. And won’t for a while.

    The important thing to know about A.I. is that it’s simply a technique. A means to an end. It’s not a product.

    It’s only useful if it can be used to solve a particular problem.

    For example, A.I. can already be effectively used in Radiology to detect a particular health issue. That’s a specific use case. However, we are far off from A.I. being able to articulate that diagnosis to a patient, be compassionate, plan a holistic recovery plan, and coordinate with other doctors.

  • ‘I need your toast, your boots, and your motorcycle’

  • A fantastic illustration of the limits of AI; shows how far away AI is from taking over in any arena.

  • “You forgot to say, please.”

  • Well put. Helps bypass the noise and outlandish speculation surrounding AI innovation. Elucidates the life-hacks truly coming down the pike.

    “It’s normally difficult to figure out how an individual algorithm makes its decisions, but if a decision is made by cooperating sub-algorithms, we can at least

    Well put. Helps bypass the noise and outlandish speculation surrounding AI innovation. Elucidates the life-hacks truly coming down the pike.

    “It’s normally difficult to figure out how an individual algorithm makes its decisions, but if a decision is made by cooperating sub-algorithms, we can at least look at each sub-algorithm’s output.

    When we envision the AIs of the far future, maybe WALL-E and C-3PO aren’t the droids we should be looking for. Instead, we might picture something more like a smartphone full of apps, or a kitchen cupboard filled with gadgets. As we prepare for a world of algorithms, we should make sure we’re not planning for thinking, general-purpose wonder-boxes that might never be built, but instead for highly specialized toasters.”

  • This article should be published every day on every platform. There is such a warped sense of what #AI is today. As in, there are applications that are useful, some incredible in the works, but none of them can replace a human brain. No where near that.

  • Very interesting read- a different take on AI and a good idea on exactly where it’s “at” right now. Bladerunner world is not in our life time.

  • Fiction predicts the future! “Silicon Valley” had it right: the revolution will be accelerated by hacking smart fridges to act as servers for unscrupulous startups 🤣 Let’s just hope that all of our smart devices won’t develop sentience and try to kill us through malfunctioning!

  • Quite sad. Multiple tasks robot or algorithms would be great. If we get robots for example that do 1 task per time we will need several robots(equipments) at home to get what we need. And this is will produce not just a lot of trash, but will need a lot of home space. I still think in the future they

    Quite sad. Multiple tasks robot or algorithms would be great. If we get robots for example that do 1 task per time we will need several robots(equipments) at home to get what we need. And this is will produce not just a lot of trash, but will need a lot of home space. I still think in the future they will figure out a way that a robot can learn multiple and different alghorims. I hope I can see that

  • This kind of makes sense, the main thing that I've seen advances in lately is appliances. They are always making something for the kitchen that's more intelligent so it can track the food that you need or even send you alerts saying that you're out or something. I can see where this is appealing to some

    This kind of makes sense, the main thing that I've seen advances in lately is appliances. They are always making something for the kitchen that's more intelligent so it can track the food that you need or even send you alerts saying that you're out or something. I can see where this is appealing to some people But, from what I hear they Security is not that good yet.

  • One of advantages human side have over AI is the Natural Language Process.

    AI is million times better at handing math or physics exams since the specific language have been used for a long time.

    But when AI is required to understand the sentence(new book),AI is highly likely to fail.

    Human easily understands from the text.

  • It makes sense that toasters will lead the AI charge to extinguish the human race. We are toast!

  • I like the idea of focusing on simple essential tasks that matter.

  • here we go ~

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