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posted by martyb on Thursday April 16 2020, @01:50AM   Printer-friendly
from the what-IS-intelligence,-anyway? dept.

Anything where we can install it and watch it change all by itself, improving upon itself and not just some random action but something which LEARNS.

[Ed. note: All of the preceding is exactly as received. AI has so many branches and sub-branches (twigs?) and has evolved greatly over the years. I suspect the submitter, like most of us, has seen numerous mentions of AI in the press: self-driving cars, natural language translation, Google's Deep Mind, IBM's Jeapordy-playing computer, object recognition... but knows not even where to begin. So, fellow Soylentils, what has been helpful to you in your explorations of AI? What software can be downloaded and experimented with so as to get some hands-on appreciation for what it can do? I suspect there are many others in the community who would not mind playing around with it, too. --martyb]


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  • (Score: 0, Disagree) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 16 2020, @02:49AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 16 2020, @02:49AM (#983408)

    Artificial Intelligence is a marketing term. Think of AI as a sophisticated pattern matching technique that requires a large volume of human labor to create the training sets. There is no intelligence.

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  • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Thursday April 16 2020, @03:11AM (2 children)

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Thursday April 16 2020, @03:11AM (#983420) Journal

    Be it as it may be, the techniques are, as you put it, sophisticated. As such, you start by learning about them before getting to use them.

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    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday April 16 2020, @06:43PM (1 child)

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday April 16 2020, @06:43PM (#983728) Journal

      AI seems to come in two major forms.

      First type GOFAI. (Good Old Fashioned AI) Lisp pattern matching. Prolog. OPS5. Computer Algebra Systems (CAS). Theorem provers. Minimax game playing systems. Minikanren Etc.

      Second type Neural Net or Statistical based. The first effective spam filters were Bayesian. Neural nets do amazing things with practical every day use. Alexa: how long does it take to make the 10 minute drive to the office?

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      • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Thursday April 16 2020, @07:28PM

        by maxwell demon (1608) on Thursday April 16 2020, @07:28PM (#983753) Journal

        Alexa: how long does it take to make the 10 minute drive to the office?

        Half an hour.

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