A giant of AI passes away: Marvin Minsky who founded the first AI lab at MIT together with John McCarthy in 1958. Here is an obituary in CACM and here is an interview with him at his impish best:
es in the Larry Elliot writes in the Guardian about the Fourth Industrial Revolution being debated at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF). This is the revolution being enacted by automation, AI and machine learning, something I wrote about last time in my review of Olle Häggström’s book Here Be Dragons. Another influential commentator to write on this… Read More The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Olle Häggström Here Be Dragons Oxford University Press 2016. In his acclaimed book Reasons and Persons, the British philosopher Derek Parfit discusses his theory of identities where a person at a certain time instant is not the same as the person an instant later. The author of the book under review is a self–professed admirer of… Read More Tilting at Windmills?
Intelligence, especially that of machines – which is the focus of this blog – seems to be the Zeitgeist – in the new Millenium novel, the plot centers around the murder of the famous Swedish scientist Frans Balder whose research is about self-learning algorithms. Films like Her and ex Machina may (still) be fiction, but driverless… Read More “The Future of Intelligence”: Nobel Dialogues 2015