Sunday, January 19, 2020

Yea! I know what AI isn't ...

Happy New year! The University of Helsinki, Finland, has an online course called Elements of AI. Since I've been interested in what AI can do for the smart home, I signed up with the hope of actually learning something that points me in the correct direction. Instead of being blitz by marketing hype like I am now. The very first class attempts to define AI and concludes that we can't yet. But what we can do is define it's characteristics and that some of the Suitcase words Cool! That's a useful distinction like smart, intelligence and learning don't quite have the same meaning as they do for a human. So AI and ML won't replace a human's intelligence or learning. They're just more tools in the toolbox. AI and ML will make us more efficient and accelerate our jobs. That's still pretty scary as whole fields of jobs can disappear. Is anyone still doing human computing?


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