Artificial Intelligence (NLP and Text Understanding) in 2018

In January, Microsoft and Alibaba issued press releases that were echoed by the press exclaiming AI beats humans in Stanford reading comprehension test   The writers and editors at Wired were more naturally curious than those at a number of other publications. They dug into the details. They wrote: The benchmark is biased in favor…

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AI Strategies: Hair On Fire Yet?

Have you read the Harvard Business Review article Why Companies That Wait to Adopt AI May Never Catch Up? The article makes three main arguments: 1. AI Technology is Mature Recent advances build on findings from the 1980s. “The mathematical and statistical foundations of current AI are well established” 2. AI Programs take Years Success…

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Chromebooks, Network Computing & AI lessons learned

[Reading time 2:30] Key takeaway: Why did it take two decades for Network Computers to finally arrive? Translating vision into reality can take many decades. The delays are exacerbated when a lot of very difficult, non-obvious collateral-innovation is needed. Same with AI. That will take even longer to mature. Fall for clear immediate business outcomes,…

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The Easter Rabbit hiding inside AI

There’s an Easter Rabbit hiding in plain sight in MIT Technology Review’s AI flow chart Anthropomorphizing When you talk about a thing or animal as if it were human, you’re anthropomorphizing. The Easter Bunny is an anthropomorphized rabbit. Net: Avoid, shun, be hypercritical of anthropomorphic thinking in general (and related to AI in particular) unless…

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5 Easy Criteria To Get Quick Returns on AI Investments

Reading Time: 4 minutes. Minimum investment, maximum return and pretty fast too. Based on research below, we intend to adopt these findings ASAP for the Syndicate. While there are some very positive use cases, continue to cast a skeptical eye on much of the breathless business value chatter about AI today. Context We have seen…

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