Monday, April 08, 2019

We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next

Personally, I prefer Brion Gysin’s versified lines about Kold Karma:

“In the beginning / was the Word— / been in You / for a too long time /

I rub out the word . . ."

Work on artificial intelligence suggests that our brains engage in constant battles between what we think we know versus what we actually experience. It’s a kind of constant skepticism that informs our consciousness. – Aeon

Topic Magazine – For 45 years, courtroom artist Marilyn Church has captured the legal drama of everyone from John Gotti to Martha Stewart—and even one Donald J. Trump

CBA, Telstra work top-secret blockchain project - The Australian Financial Review

The tax evader, the auction and the multimillion-dollar mansion - Sydney Morning Herald

The desire to help the wealthiest is entrenched in the government’s strategy - The Guardian

George Bernard Shaw on Henrik Ibsen, Vladimir Nabokov on Nikolai Gogol, Henry Miller on Arthur Rimbaud, Nicholson Baker on John Updike, Karl Ove Knausgaard on ... Edvard Munch Jozef Imrich ;-)  

We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next
While AI and deep learning specifically have been top of mind recently, the sudden rise and fall of different techniques in AI research have characterized AI research for a long time. To visualize this trend, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review analyzed this research.
They found that in the 1990’s and 2000’s, machine learning techniques, including deep learning, Bayesian networks, support vector machines, and evolutionary algorithms, were researched fairly equally until a breakthrough in 2012 that led to increased research in neural networks and deep learning.
Currently, reinforcement learning is one of the most researched topics, but it is difficult to predict what will come next – whether an older technique will regain favour or whether the field will create an entirely new paradigm. 

There is probably a long, multipart German word for the icy tingling that settles on your face and fingertips when you realise you've committed a grave error. I experienced this one morning two years ago, when my son toddled over from the front door and handed me an envelope — a brown HMRC envelope, with a letter informing me that I owed hundreds of pounds in late tax fees

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