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
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