The deep learning technologies that serve targeted ads or recommend songs and shows are the same ones that will ‘be able to diagnose deadly diseases, make million-dollar trading decisions, and do countless other things to transform whole industries.
According to this eye opening article by Will Knight in the MIT Technology Review (extremely relevant even though it appeared first on 15th April, 2017) ‘Deep learning, the most common of these approaches, represents a fundamentally different way to program computers’
The biological approach that led to self writing programs based on large datasets, deep learning and deep neural networks are redefining capabilities with surprising results like accurate prediction of onset of psychiatric disorders – yet without any explanation as to why and how these AI are reaching the concussions making it impossible to predict failures.
In the future, one key element will be ‘explainability’ of AI decision making which is likely to dictate the relationship between humans and intelligent machines. It will be upon us to design and build these AI systems consistent with our own ethical framework.
Where I learnt this # 263
There’s a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works