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AI’s not AI

March 27, 2016
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AI’s not AI

There has been a lot of commentary recently on issues relating to an experimental chat bot that Microsoft has (or had) launched named (after, perhaps, a river in Scotland) Tay. After a brief existence online, the bot was removed due...

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AI’s not AI

March 27, 2016
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AI’s not AI

There has been a lot of commentary recently on issues relating to an experimental chat bot that Microsoft has (or had) launched named (after, perhaps, a river in Scotland) Tay. After a brief existence online, the bot was removed due...

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Agile Web Mining at Bing

October 30, 2015
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Agile Web Mining at Bing

The web search industry is making great progress in transitioning from building tools for finding pages and sites to building tools that leverage and surface facts and knowledge. The local search space - where I work in Bing - is...

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Agile Web Mining at Bing

October 30, 2015
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Agile Web Mining at Bing

The web search industry is making great progress in transitioning from building tools for finding pages and sites to building tools that leverage and surface facts and knowledge. The local search space - where I work in Bing - is...

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The Economist gets in on the AI Fluff

May 11, 2015
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The Economist gets in on the AI Fluff

The Economist leads with an editorial and an article on The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence. The editorial starts of with: “THE development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Stephen Hawking warns. Elon Musk fears...

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The Economist gets in on the AI Fluff

May 11, 2015
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The Economist gets in on the AI Fluff

The Economist leads with an editorial and an article on The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence. The editorial starts of with: “THE development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Stephen Hawking warns. Elon Musk fears...

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AI, Artificial Birds and Aeroplanes

May 9, 2015
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AI, Artificial Birds and Aeroplanes

The Turing Test for artificial intelligence is a reasonably well understood idea: if, through a written form of communication, a machine can convince a human that it too is a human, then it passes the test. The elegance of this...

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AI, Artificial Birds and Aeroplanes

May 9, 2015
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AI, Artificial Birds and Aeroplanes

The Turing Test for artificial intelligence is a reasonably well understood idea: if, through a written form of communication, a machine can convince a human that it too is a human, then it passes the test. The elegance of this...

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How to Understand Computers in Film

May 6, 2015
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How to Understand Computers in Film

When we see an act of programming, screeds of code or other interactions with computers in movies, software engineers are likely to roll their eyes. When Chappie's coder has to write 'terabytes of code' When Ford's computer guy has to...

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How to Understand Computers in Film

May 6, 2015
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How to Understand Computers in Film

When we see an act of programming, screeds of code or other interactions with computers in movies, software engineers are likely to roll their eyes. When Chappie's coder has to write 'terabytes of code' When Ford's computer guy has to...

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