It took me a while to figure out what seems to have been going on. [wp]
This needs a cool name. There’s “The Singularity” – how about “The Feedback Loop” or perhaps “The Oroboros Loop”?
When does a lifeboat look like a Scotch Terrier? It would appear that, if you’re an AI, the difference is a few pixel-shifts, and that’s got interesting implications.
A friend of mine just had some open heart surgery (isn’t modern medicine amazing!?) and is recovering nicely. His wife is a great and brilliant artist with a fantastic memory, and she recalled a discussion we’d once had about Fentanyl…
We all love stories about AI supplanting humans. Or face-planting, while trying to outdo humans.
This appeals to my sense of the absurd. Instead of taking an AI and training it to turn photographs into converted images “in the style of” some training set, what if we plug the pipeline in backwards?
Just when you thought it was impossible for the world to hold more existential dread, researchers at MIT are experimenting with an AI that is learning to write scary stories.
It makes a certain inevitable sense that two of our topics: AI, and IQ tests, would collide. Do we have anything left but an epistemological trainwreck?
There’s one political role I approve of. No, it’s not starting wars or declaring victory – it’s normal stuff like congratulating people and recognizing a job well done, or perhaps cutting the ribbon on a new project of people’s hopes and dreams.
Artificial intelligence programmers are getting good results with self-training neural networks. That’s something I originally thought [stderr] wasn’t going to work, but I revised my opinion when Dota2 champion Dendi got beaten by a neural net that trained to play against a copy of itself. [stderr] [Read more…]