The first 2023 DecisionCAMP Monthly Session “Why is symbolic AI being overshadowed by statistical AI?” presented by Bas van der Raadt will be held on Jan 11 at 12:00 pm EST (New York Time). Register for free here.
Abstract. There is so much hype around statistical AI. But why? These AI systems can only reproduce old facts. They produce unreliable outcomes. They are not transparent. And their underlying architectures seem to increasingly factor out human control. So why is the decision making industry heading in such a disastrous direction? And why is symbolic AI, which does not suffer from all mentioned disadvantages, not able to turn this tide around by offering a more reliable and transparent alternative? Maybe symbolic AI systems are perceived as too hard to implement, because they require explicit domain knowledge (which is a problem for most organizations). Could building symbolic AI systems be made easier? Could Natural Language specification of domain knowledge be an answer? Bas van der Raadt will try to address these questions in a short presentation and demo of an experimental, Natural Language Execution (NLE) platform, called Hapsah. See also this post.