Architects of Intelligence: The truth about AI from the people building it
Financial Times Best Books of the Year 2018
TechRepublic Top Books Every Techie Should ReadBook Description:
How will AI evolve and what major innovations are on the horizon? What will its impact be on the job market, economy, and society? What is the path toward human-level machine intelligence? What should we be concerned about as artificial intelligence advances?...more
We're all so heads over heels ga-ga!
Over all the intelligence,
The artificial pseudo-one,
That's not precisely intelligent,
Or even precise (often!).
But rather's pretty bonkers.
Will it wage war on us?
Or is it?
Basically a mix of interviews bordering on a mix of conjecture, hype and really vague thoughts on AI.
Not too illuminating. DNF.
To numerous questions pertaining to our existential threats and development, Architects of Intelligence is a complete ...more
This would be a great book for those who started learning AI/machine learning. The book would help prevent one from developing a dogmatic view of the AI. Martin Ford did a fantastic job of crowdsourcing the meta-knowledge of the AI ...more
The book talks about the risks, rewards and timelines associated with this new development. My fear is that the general public is not that literate or aware of what’s happening in our world and many will suffer, because they’re not prepared.
Martin Ford, the author, rightly, starts the book by defining what is AI (there are difference of opinions amongst the technologists on this) and terms like back propagation, convoluted neural network, etcetera. Moreover you get to hear (read) about AI from several horses’ mouths, pioneers and trailblazers, some of who ...more
Computers are useless they answer questions rather asking them ( by Picasso )
We are not going out of jobs because we will not have a shortage of problemes
Technology self regulate itself, people will lose their jobs but a counter force is people need time to learn how to use the new technology
Ai may make task stupid like taxi drivers, no need to be smart: it will push salaries to low
To a certain degree this book was a little repetitive because similiar questions were asked to the 23 (there wouldnt have been a better structure possible to show each person's opinions I guess) experts but nonetheless, there were also mostly new informations in each interview.
I also hoped to learn more about AI techniques which I definitely did, but the book stayed more general, which is completely ...more
The only knock I ...more
And yes, I'm glad that Amazon.com made the recommendation. The book provides interviews of the top people in AI, whether academics, VCs or entrepreneurs. In other words, there is a diversity of opinion.
I also like how the author covers the key topics of AI: deep learning, the prospects of general AI, and so on.
All in all, if you want a great ...more
Good read for both practitioners and the uninitiated.
* some ideas were really inspiring, mostly about their past work and thoughts
* the part touching "the future" regarding AGI, social impact really isn't helpful, feels nothing new and everybody says not different things
Three things I learned:
1. From Stuart Russell: The first "self-driving car" existed 30 years ago (Ernst Drickmanns' demo in Germany could drive on the freeway, change lanes, and overtake other ...more
1. Too much discussion of AGI. We are no where close to AGI and that pretty much sums it up.
2. Too much repeated content. You'll hear many of the same opinions expressed over and over in different interviews.
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