The basics of modern AI—how does it work and will it destroy society this year?

What are people talking about when they say AI? What’s the difference between AI, machine learning, and deep learning?

Hollywood aside, today we aren’t anywhere close to strong AI. Right now, all AI is weak AI, and most researchers in the field agree that the techniques we’ve come up with to make really great weak AIs probably won’t get us to Strong AI. So AI currently represents more of a marketing term than a technical one.

How do I remember what I’ve learned? On a computer, how do I store and represent the relationships and rules I’ve extracted from the example data?

How do I do the learning? How do I modify the representation I’ve stored in response to new examples and get better?

The kind of model you use has huge effects: it determines how your AI learns, what kind of data it can learn from, and what kind of questions you can ask of it.

Say we’re shopping for figs at the grocery store, and we want to make a machine learning AI that tells us when they’re ripe.

Our baby AI doesn’t know anything about sugar content or how fruits ripen, but it can predict how sweet a fruit will be by squeezing it.

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How the human eye could destroy quantum mechanics

One popular theory that addresses both of these questions is called quantum mechanics.

This is because, for quantum mechanics to work as a theory, it has to explain everything that happens, including why we don’t usually perceive quantum phenomena.

In another version of the universe, the observer effect is a mere side-effect of reality and quantum mechanics doesn’t have all the answers.

It’s worth keeping in mind that there are numerous alternative theories to quantum mechanics.

That not being able to detect entanglement with the naked human eye doesn’t actually indicate that quantum mechanics is correct.

As evidence continues to pile up for it, quantum mechanics remains the pervasive working theory to explain how our universe works.

So if you start seeing glitches in the matrix: you’re either seeing potential proof that quantum mechanics is wrong or you’re not in base reality – both classic Keanu or DiCaprio scenarios – either way, you should probably seek help.

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