Category: AI

Artificial Intelligence


I Still Don’t Get Foom

“Intelligence” just means an ability to do mental/calculation tasks, averaged over many tasks. I’ve always found it plausible that machines will continue to do more kinds of mental tasks better, and eventually be better at pretty much all of them. But what I’ve found it hard to accept is a “local explosion.”


Beyond the Turing Test — The Winograd Schema Challenge

The 2015 Commonsense Reasoning Symposium, to be held at the AAAI Spring Symposium at Stanford from March 23-25, 2015, will include a special session for presentations and discussions on progress and issues related to the Winograd Schema Challenge.


Event: THE TWENTY-EIGHTH AAAI CONFERENCE (AAAI-14) — July 27-31 Quebec, Canada

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH AAAI CONFERENCE (AAAI-14)! July 27-31, 2014, Québec City, Québec, Canada Collocated with CogSci 2014 The Twenty-Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-13) will be held July 27–31, 2014 in Québec City, Québec, Canada. The purpose of this conference...

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In Conversation: Ron Kaplan of Nuance Communications

I recently got together with Ron Kaplan who is a well known artificial intelligence researcher in the area of natural language processing. The conversation ranges near and far covering AI risks and the recent news about a chatbot passing the Turing Test, whether it is ridiculous to suggest that Siri is a conscious being, reflective computing, NL interfaces and access to knowledge, communicating with wives, the effects of my diet, and the future of human languages when near perfect translation becomes universally available.

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Defeat Any Chatbot in a Turing Test with ASCII Art

Simply stated, we know the Turing Test can be easily defeated and is an inadequate test of human level intelligence. Although academics will continue the debate, I hope to share with you here how an ancient and arcane art, ASCII art to be precise, shows how Turing’s idea was not sufficient to capture the full range of human level intelligence.

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Shall we wish for the singularity to happen and could it happen without human intervention ?

The technological singularity may not happen as long as humans don’t allow it to happen. And is it reasonable to let it happen in the first place ?

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Video Friday: Why the Turing Test is Bullshit – George Dvorsky

Well known transhumanist writer George Dvorsky on animal intelligence, personhood, and why the Turing Test is bullshit, that is, it isn’t a very good test for intelligence.