Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Rebooting AI

Gary Marcus, a prominent figure in AI, “is on a mission to instill a breath of fresh air to a discipline he sees as in danger of stagnating.” He offers 4 “needs” for Robust AI: Use deep learning in conjunction … Continue reading

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AI and “X”

Walid Saba started an interesting discussion at LinkedIn: It is amazing how the commercialism and the misguided hype have invented AI topics that have nothing to do with AI, only because AI is now a hot commodity. So now you … Continue reading

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GPT-3, the latest evolution in language technology – What is the big deal?

Over the summer 2020, the latest language model from OpenAI, called GPT-3, created a lot of buzz around the internet. Both within the AI community and outside people shared links to numerous examples on what GPT-3 could do, ranging from … Continue reading

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Intuit Tax Knowledge Engine

Intuit just published a technical overview of their new Tax Knowledge Engine, the key innovation to make TurboTax smarter and more personalized for 37M+ consumers. First they listed key limitations for the traditional approach that are common for many rules-based … Continue reading

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The AI Evolution and the Challenge of Decision Automation

In his latest post Prof. Warren Powell contrasts “using AI to automate decisions to Tesla’s aggressive use of robotics to automate their assembly lines. It is important to understand the most common use of AI today (machine learning) with the … Continue reading

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ML & FSM help amputees walk more naturally

Researchers from the University of Utah designed a robotic leg that learns from the user’s motion how to help amputees walk more naturally.  It uses machine learning to generate a human-like stride. It also helps wearers step over obstacles in … Continue reading

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Decision analytics: What is AI?

Prof. Warren B Powell from Princeton University: “The most common types of AI come in three flavors: rules, machine learning, and making decisions (“optimization”). Rules are used for guiding computers to identify patterns or make recommendations, and have to be … Continue reading

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Giving GPT-3 a Turing Test

GPT-3 is a general language model, trained on a large amount of uncategorized text from the internet. It isn’t specific to a conversational format, and it isn’t trained to answer any specific type of question. The only thing it does … Continue reading

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What is emotion AI and why should you care?

An article with this title was published by KDnuggets. “Emotions help us to understand and explore the world. What if we could incorporate emotions into machine learning systems to help inform them?” Link

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Can a human brain hold your life experience?

A human brain is an amazing instrument. It combines huge data storage with massive real-time processing. According to Scientific American [1], the memory capacity of the human brain was reported to have the equivalent of 2.5 petabytes (2500 TB) of memory capacity. This … Continue reading

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