Known Unknowns: Designing Uncertainty Into the AI-Powered System
Uncertainty may be a fearful state for many people, but for data scientists and developers training the next wave of AI, uncertainty may be a good thing. Designing uncertainty directly into the system could help AI focus on what experts need to leverage state of the art AI and... Read more
How Will AI Nudging Affect Our Privacy?
When you want to influence behavior, but you don’t want to restrict freedom of choice, you might take advantage of something behavioral science calls “nudging.” While most of us believe that humans behave rationally, nudge theory believes that humans are often irrational, making decisions based on influence and priming.... Read more
6 Ways Businesses Can Incorporate AI Into Their Products
The buzz over AI is loud in business, but don’t jump on the bandwagon just yet. You need a thoughtful plan of action to avoid what those of us in education know as “tech fatigue,” or the implementation of tech initiatives with no real goal for ROI. Launching blindly... Read more
Is Texas Hold’em Poker the Newest Game AI has Defeated?
Experimenting with games is an excellent way to better our understanding of deep learning. In recent years, AI has famously become the best player in a number of games such as Go, Backgammon, and Chess. However, all these games are known to have perfect information. For each player, nothing... Read more
Innovators and Regulators Collaborate on Book Tackling AI’s Black Box Problem
AI’s Biggest Compliance Hurdle If you’re in data science, machine learning, or AI, you’ve probably heard of the “black box” problem. In short, it is the regulatory and implementation barriers caused by the un-explainability of sophisticated AI. Why are sophisticated AI systems so hard to explain? Because, for the... Read more
The Importance of Explainable AI
AI algorithms can be trained to perform many disparate tasks, but these systems often are opaque and operate in a black box, meaning users don’t always know how decisions are being made. AI-powered systems, frequently using deep learning methods, can be given extraordinarily complex tasks and can make great... Read more
Can You Make Your System Smarter Than a 4th Grader? Using AI to Answer Questions
You may be smarter than a fifth grader, but the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is training its machines to be smarter than a fourth grader in science in the Aristo Project, an artificial intelligence-based question answering system. In his lecture at ODSC East 2017, Joel Grus, a research... Read more
Hype or Not? Some Perspective on OpenAI’s DotA 2 Bot
See the Hacker News Discussion for additional context. Update (August 17th, 2017): OpenAI has published a blog post with more details about the bot. Almost everything of the post below still holds true, however. OpenAI’s post is sparse on technical details as they “not ready to talk about agent... Read more