Olle Häggsström has coined a new phrase: “superintelligence deniers”! This is clever because it instantly puts his opponents into the same camp as climate deniers or evolution deniers. But this a curious asymmetry: while most climate scientists and most evolutionary biologists are not deniers, most AI researchers do indeed seem to be “deniers”! This however,… Read More AGI Denialism?
Recently, OpenAI announced their newest language model GPT-3, which was picked up by Olle Häggström on his blog with the question: Is GPT-3 one more step towards artificial general intelligence (AGI)? The blog linked to a video created by a PhD student at ETH Zurich who went over the paper in detail. His views are… Read More Is this AGI?
Philip Ball has written an essay in the Prospect on The AI delusion: why humans trump machines and has an accompanying podcast. The subtitle of his essay is “Artificial intelligence may never match the brain”. The essay reviews three recent books, two on AI and one on consciousness. Melanie Mitchell’s book is an overview of AI and… Read More Philip Ball’s Delusion about the AI Delusion.
A couple of recent books have taken up the theme of AI and the Future of Humanity. First is Yuval Noah Hariri, previously an obscure Israeli historian who has suddenly achieved worldwide fame with his series of bestselling popular books. The last two in the series, Homo Deus and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century have as a central… Read More AI and the Future of Humanity (a la Hariri and Brown)
That was the tile of an event starring Chris Urmson (center), former Head Honcho of Google’s self driving cars and now CEO of self-driving startup Aurora, Adrian Lund (left) Former President IIHS and Dennis Nobelius (right), CEO Zenuity. Andrew started by voicing a skeptical take: self driving technology couldn’t possibly take over since people have so many… Read More AI and Automation – What Does it Really Mean?
One of the world’s two top conferences in AI and machine learning (ML) took place recently in Stockholm: ICML 2018. By some estimates, approximately 6000 people from all over the world descended on Stockholm for the event and there were a total of about 4500 papers submitted! It was a stimulating (and at times overwhelming!) event… Read More Superintelligence … Why AI Researchers Don’t Buy it!
“AlphaZero crushes chess!” scream the headlines as the AlphaZero algorithm developed by Google and DeepMind took just four hours of playing against itself (with no human help) to defeat the reigning World Computer Champion Stockfish by 28 wins to 0 in a 100-game match. Only 4 hours to synthesise the chess knowledge of one and… Read More AI: A Tale of Two Futures.
GoCAS Seminar with Shalom Lappin, Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, and Devdatt Dubhashi, Computer Science and Engineering: AI Dangers: Imagined and Real, May 11 at 3 pm, location HA1, Hörsalsvägen 4 Recently headlines in newspapers have warned of the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to humanity. In this seminar, we will attempt to clarify some confusion… Read More GoCAS Seminar on AI Dangers
FREDAG 15 APRIL 18:15-19:30 UNIVERSEUM, FOAJÉN Science Slam Film, teater, show The Science slam contest is a great way for non-experts to meet science in a fun, accessible and entertaining way. Researchers from different disciplines give 3-minute presentations. The audience decides who wins. Experience science in its most entertaining way! In collaboration with Gothenburg university,… Read More Vetenskapsfestivalen 2016: Science Slam
Robotkväll: Datorer och oss, lika eller olika? Kommer datorer någonsin tänka som oss? En kväll med föredrag, paneldiskussioner och demonstrationer med perspektiv från såväl vetenskap och teknik som filosofi, ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap. Avslutas med musik och barhäng. Bältespännarparken, mellan Stora Teatern och Trädgårdsföreningen, April 14, 1700-2100