AI + ML trends 2018½

hi all, ~250 links for 2nd half of 2018 AI + ML trends. very broad! AI/ML is now understood to be penetrating many fields/ areas. there are major (new) international govt initiatives, a new one announced in France by Macron.[c23]

this year looks a little more incremental than last year when Deepmind announced the Go game advancement. close to my own interests there is a lot of continued research into more advanced games such as starcraft and dota.[a4] there is bigger alignment with robotics.[a5] there are regular/ frequent announcements of major shifts/ innovations in methods of increasing sophistication/ scope.[a6]

closely tied into ethics analysis (covered heavily last blog) there is more serious/ heightened prognostication/ consternation of the future implications.[b] the tools/ chips hardware are advancing noticeably.[d][d2] there is top competition for/ jockeying among leaders in the field.[f] the sophia robot made a lot of headlines earlier in the year “for better or worse”.[i]

as noted in prior blog it looks to me like AI/ ML is in a sensitive/ vulnerable/ difficult/ at times awkward transition period of inching closer to AGI capabilities.

a. advance
a2. language
a3. visual
a4. games
a5. robotics
a6. methods
a7. medical/ biology
a8. prediction
a9. financial
a10. mindread
b. future
c. investment/ startup
d. tools
d2. chips/ hardware
e. bigdata3
f. leaders
g. china
h. brain
i. sophia
j. corp
k. competition
l. overview

 

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2 thoughts on “AI + ML trends 2018½

    1. Anonymous

      This is just an attention seeking crank sucking up all journalistic hype. Anything technical is above his head.

      Reply

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