We created an Intelligence, we need to regulate it.
Hey Digital Folks!
I love to listen to podcasts while I work, and this week I could enjoy a talk with Elon Musk!
One thing that resonated with me is that he said that we should regulate Artificial Intelligence🤖. Maybe it's hard to understand what AI can do already, but here's a short list:
Speak, with Google Duplex.
Play games. Deep Blue was the first IBM computer to beat a chess world champion.
Colorize. I just did this with an old picture of my grandma Teresa ❤️ (She's going to be 100 this year! ⭐)
While it might be hard to grasp for everyone what can extensively A.I. do, even myself could develop small artificial intelligence that could slowly "learn" how to play music:
Imagine now a corporation, with a dedicated team and a lot of money. It might be harder to understand why we need to regulate, rather than agree on that after you get it.
What is an A.I.? 🤖
In short, I promise.
Having said that, I would add something: what constitutes AI? Lately more and more people are categorizing more and more algorithms by the tag A.I., but there's very less of an intelligence, rather a simple
if this happens do this, otherwise do that. Start again.
What categorize an A.I. is an actual system of "learning": they are developed with a neural network that, in short, allow them to actually learn, either by being fed by information (think about it as a sort of bias) or they have a series of algorithm that they evaluate the input, applies some modifications, and evaluate the outcome as if it's conform with the expectations or not.
Think about Neural Network algorithms as approximation functions: they "casually" output numbers and evaluate if that is conformed or not.
Believe it or not, this is similar to what toddlers do: they love to explore the world, and they frequently would happily put anything in their mouth. That's how they evaluate if something is good or not.
What I just described is a really, really extreme approximation of a really complex and fascinating theme, which is to separate normal algorithm from Artificial Intelligence ones.
Have a great Sunday, a great end of the day and see you next week! ❤️