AI Today Podcast #012: Chatbots – Are they Useful?

AI Today Podcast #012: Chatbots – Are they Useful?

Humans were born to talk and communicate. Much of the brain is devoted to generating, sensing, processing, and understanding speech and communications in its various forms. When humans were building their first civilizations we were also expanding the spoken and written form of communication. We didn’t start communication with swipes and types, in fact for … Read more

AI Today Podcast #008: Weak, Strong AI – Do these Terms Matter?

AI Today Podcast #008: Weak, Strong AI – Do these Terms Matter?

Artificial Intelligence has a broad spectrum of ability.  Many people try to classify AI as weak or strong, depending on how generally intelligent we want this system to be. The more an AI system approaches the abilities of a human, with all the intelligence, emotion, broad applicability of knowledge, the more “strong” it is. On … Read more

AI Today Podcast #006: Should We Regulate AI? If So, How?

AI Today Podcast #006: Should We Regulate AI? If So, How?

As the pursuit of AI continues, notable technologists and tech titans are sounding the warning bells for what possibly could happen in a future world dominated by superintelligent AI systems. Cognilytica wrote about this extensively in our Should We Be Scared of AI? [Cognilytica Research CG02] document and companion podcast. In that article, we write … Read more

AI Today Podcast #005: The AI Winters

AI Today Podcast #005: The AI Winters

Show Notes: Like all technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not immune to the waves of obscurity, hyped promotion, plateauing of interest, and decline. In fact, the AI industry has been through two such major waves of interest, hype, plateau, and decline, commonly referred to as the “AI Winters”. Now that we’re on our third major … Read more

AI Today Podcast #004 – Guest Expert: James Barrat author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era”.

AI Today Podcast #004 – Guest Expert: James Barrat author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era”.

AI Today Podcast #004 – Guest Expert: James Barrat author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era”. Show Notes: On today’s show we interview James Barrat, author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era”.  We discuss why James wrote this book 3 years ago now, how … Read more

AI Today Podcast #003 – Guest Expert: Oliver Christie: “Have predictions for AI in 2017 Come True?”

AI Today Podcast #003 – Guest Expert: Oliver Christie: “Have predictions for AI in 2017 Come True?”

Podcast #003 – Guest Expert: Oliver Christie: “Have predictions for AI in 2017 Come True?” Show Notes: On today’s show we interview guest expert Oliver Christie and discuss his 5 predictions for artificial intelligence in 2017.  Now that we’re about two thirds of the way through 2017 we discuss what happened with his predictions – … Read more

The AI Reading List

The AI Reading List

Like many of you, we’re constantly learning and reading about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related areas. Below are our collected articles and research papers that we’ve found useful: What is AI Google Brain Lecture http://blog.ycombinator.com/jeff-deans-lecture-for-yc-ai/?src=hn What is AI http://searchcio.techtarget.com/definition/AI https://qz.com/1034972/the-data-that-changed-the-direction-of-ai-research-and-possibly-the-world/ http://www.alanturing.net/turing_archive/pages/reference%20articles/what_is_AI/What%20is%20AI02.html http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/whatisai/ Deep Learning https://medium.com/@andrewng/deeplearning-ai-announcing-new-deep-learning-courses-on-coursera-43af0a368116 https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14958779 Machine Learning https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/08/the-evolution-of-machine-learning/ General/Strong AI (Artificial General Intelligence) https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/119VW6ueBGLQXsw-jGMboGP2-WuOnyMAOYLgd44SL6xM/preview#slide=id.g1e3df2d686_0_12 … Read more