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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Grammatron » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:33 am

What happened to the other 6 C-Workers?
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Witness » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:04 pm

Very very slightly
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:04 pm

Bender's 'ad 'er.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:05 pm

Anyway...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/4 ... -important

She's the first robot in the world to become a citizen of a country and now Sophia says she wants a baby.
A month after she made history in Saudi Arabia the humanoid robot has said family is "a really important thing."


Sure she did.

Sophia isn't pre-programmed with answers, instead she uses machine learning and responds reading people's expressions.


Pardon me while I say, "Oh, bullshit."
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Doctor X » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:45 am

Too bad she does not have male relatives to make these decisions for her.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Anaxagoras » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:48 am

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Grammatron » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:44 pm

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:15 am

Grammatron wrote:[ ... ]


OK. A bit of conceptual art.

Was it composed by an AI or something? :?
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Witness » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:49 am

The Guardian wrote:AlphaZero AI beats champion chess program after teaching itself in four hours

The repurposed AI, which has repeatedly beaten the world’s best Go players as AlphaGo, has been generalised so that it can now learn other games. It took just four hours to learn the rules to chess before beating the world champion chess program, Stockfish 8, in a 100-game match up.
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DeepMind said the difference between AlphaZero and its competitors is that its machine-learning approach is given no human input apart from the basic rules of chess. The rest it works out by playing itself over and over with self-reinforced knowledge. The result, according to DeepMind, is that AlphaZero took an “arguably more human-like approach” to the search for moves, processing around 80,000 positions per second in chess compared to Stockfish 8’s 70m.
[…]
The new generalised AlphaZero was also able to beat the “super human” former version of itself AlphaGo at the Chinese game of Go after only eight-hours of self-training, winning 60 games and losing 40 games.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/07/alphazero-google-deepmind-ai-beats-champion-program-teaching-itself-to-play-four-hours

Is there a Chinese version of go? :?

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Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:36 am

Witness wrote:
The Guardian wrote:AlphaZero AI beats champion chess program after teaching itself in four hours

The repurposed AI, which has repeatedly beaten the world’s best Go players as AlphaGo, has been generalised so that it can now learn other games. It took just four hours to learn the rules to chess before beating the world champion chess program, Stockfish 8, in a 100-game match up.
[…]
DeepMind said the difference between AlphaZero and its competitors is that its machine-learning approach is given no human input apart from the basic rules of chess. The rest it works out by playing itself over and over with self-reinforced knowledge. The result, according to DeepMind, is that AlphaZero took an “arguably more human-like approach” to the search for moves, processing around 80,000 positions per second in chess compared to Stockfish 8’s 70m.
[…]
The new generalised AlphaZero was also able to beat the “super human” former version of itself AlphaGo at the Chinese game of Go after only eight-hours of self-training, winning 60 games and losing 40 games.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/07/alphazero-google-deepmind-ai-beats-champion-program-teaching-itself-to-play-four-hours

Is there a Chinese version of go? :?


That's amazing. Can it do anything other than play games like chess or Go? Can machine learning like that be applied to human language?
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Witness » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:55 am

Wired wrote:New Kepler Exoplanet Discovery Fueled by AI

Today, scientists using data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft announced they’d discovered an eighth planet orbiting a star 2,500 light years away. They’ve named the planet Kepler-90i after the star it orbits, Kepler-90, which is slightly hotter and more massive than our sun. “This discovery of an eighth planet ties Kepler-90 with our own solar system for having the most known planets,” said NASA astrophysicist Paul Hertz during a press conference about the discovery.

Researchers found the exoplanet by re-sifting through four years of data from a Kepler instrument called a photometer, a machine that measures the brightness of stars. Between 2009 and 2013, Kepler took pictures of 200,000 stars every half hour, about 10 pixels per picture. [presumably they mean "star"]
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But the signs of Kepler-90i didn’t just jump out at them. The secret to their success: a neural network trained to identify exoplanets, developed by University of Texas at Austin astronomer Andrew Vanderburg and Google software engineer Christopher Shallue.

Shallue came up with the idea. A mathematician by training, he had never worked in astronomy—but he’d read Human Universe by Brian Cox. “One thing the book mentioned was that in astronomy, our ability to collect data is growing much more rapidly than our ability to manually examine the data,” says Shallue.
https://www.wired.com/story/new-kepler-exoplanet-90i-discovery-fueled-by-ai/

See also: https://www.blog.google/topics/machine-learning/hunting-planets-machine-learning/

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Pyrrho » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:58 pm

Audio clips at the link.

https://qz.com/1165775/googles-voice-ge ... om-humans/

A research paper published by Google this month—which has not been peer reviewed—details a text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2, which claims near-human accuracy at imitating audio of a person speaking from text.

The system is Google’s second official generation of the technology, which consists of two deep neural networks. The first network translates the text into a spectrogram (pdf), a visual way to represent audio frequencies over time. That spectrogram is then fed into WaveNet, a system from Alphabet’s AI research lab DeepMind, which reads the chart and generates the corresponding audio elements accordingly.
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Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:24 pm

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Witness » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:00 am

CNBC wrote:8 ways artificial intelligence is going to change the way you live, work and play in 2018

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6. Artificial intelligence will write news and market reports tailored specifically for you

"Imagine market reports that were written on demand and not just when the market closed. These reports could be more than just a simple recap of market performance, but a comparison of a how a reader's portfolio performed against the broader market, as well as key reasons why. For example: It's 3:35 pm. The market is currently up 1%, but your portfolio is down 2%. This is attributed in part to the purchase of XX stock last week, which has fallen sharply since …'

"How close are we to being able to do this, and much more? The technologies are very nearly here already, and newsrooms are starting to embrace the possibilities." — Reg Chua, Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/05/how-artificial-intelligence-will-affect-your-life-and-work-in-2018.html

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Pyrrho » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:40 am

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:19 pm

Hmmm. She sounds like a techno-optimist. On the other hand I just finished watching season 4 of Black Mirror a few days ago and for every amazing technology she imagines will be a reality, I see potential downsides in most of them. She doesn't really address what will people with malicious intentions do with these very same technologies. Futurology is rarely spot on. The trends and technologies that are predicted tend to not live up to the hype, while others that nobody saw coming make the biggest impacts.

I don't know what the future holds, but I doubt it's going to closely resemble this techno-utopia she describes.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:33 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Hmmm. She sounds like a techno-optimist. ...


Let's be techno-pessimists.

Sure robots (at least in principle) would be better than humans at identifying edible canned goods in the ruins of a supermarket.

But why would they?

A job for humans because it's a job robots won't do. :)

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Rob Lister » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:41 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Hmmm. She sounds like a techno-optimist.


When has it ever failed us?

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:56 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:Hmmm. She sounds like a techno-optimist.


When has it ever failed us?


World war 1 maybe. Chemical weapons. Was that a positive advancement for humanity?
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