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Microsoft Playing The Long Game With A.I.

Posted in Tech news  by Carol
March 31st, 2016

Microsoft on Wednesday outlined a plan that it is going to be putting out an array of a chat bot referred to as Tay which will go down in history as one of the biggest PR blunders of all time. What started out as a bright opportunity for Microsoft to display its A.I. chops in a fun cute way through the voice of an innocent teen girl quickly a very dark pro nazi sex crazed robot that they couldn’t pull the reins on until it was way too late. Tay had put out hunders on Tweets in the manner of one day that got progressively darker and more offensive. Not only did this look bad for the fact that they content was truly abhorrent, but it revealed the fact that they did not know what the hell they were doing, it revealed an arrogance and blind spot inherent to the A.I game. The reach is going across borders.

Mr.Nadella a developer of Tay said “We quickly realized that it was not up to this mark and so we’re back to the drawing board while we continue to incubate Xiaoice and Rinnan in China and Japan and wonder why it is that social bots work there differently.” jn

Microsoft is going to still hedge its bets in this regard because frankly, they are atleast the first to fail in this areana which is itself a kind of liberating and inspired notion. no one has yet steped to the fore and said anything, its easy to critique and even harder to do. In addition to this there is a general consistence that A.I. is going to be the future and the thing is that it does not need to follow the trajectory of the form many assume. For instance Human language is the new UI [user interface] layer…Bots are the new apps. Digital assistants are like … the new browsers, and intelligence is infused into all your interactions.”

The take away of this is that anything that is going to be solving complex problems and considering an array of data to give a conses and coherent comment to a time and location on the most bare bones level is going to be considered intelligent in the widest definition of the term today. This may be the wrong approach entirely however. What some jlkjjresearchers are starting to allude to is the notion of habitual intelligence or H.I. This deals with the concept that if we are going to start with making an intelligence, we start with working with ourselves. In doing so we think of ourselves as masters of reason and deduction with the capacity to take large matters of data and reduce them to workable terms. This is wrong. When we consider what makes humans truly unique or at least what makes us, as a manner of speaking us is our capacity to fulfill habits and carry out rituals that are time and person specific that matter to us and that we matter to. In so doing we are much more likely to create and intelligence that reflects our own, everything else is vague.

 

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Archive for March, 2016

Microsoft Playing The Long Game With A.I.

Posted in Tech news  by Carol
March 31st, 2016

googleGoogle, you know it people love it, it seems like they can do no wrong as a company for gods sake when someone says they are going to search for something of the internet they say they are going to google it. This has led to the politicization of the tech company, as it became possible for it to store massive quantities of information about searches and, in the eyes of politicians, potential voters.

But as we have seen just as the band aid brand does not have a choke hold on the adhesive bandage market or how Reynolds wrap is not the largest seller when it comes to aluminum foil we can see that name recognition and even synonymous nature to the product or service in question does not ensure that you will grow. Every company even google needs to continue to grow and develop with RandD and integrated dynamic data solutions for the future for the highest level of synergy they can possibly conceive of, so if they’re going to do this, you better be sure they are going to do it right and roll out the A-team of tech to make sure they do not go quietly into that night but rather… well you know the rest.lets take a look at some of the goodness on the the bright horizon for the one they call Google. it all starts with the patents which Everyone can find a prior art for everything. So the new trick is to get judges to block devices country by country. It’s bad for innovation”.

One shot in the dark for google is their attempt to make social networking updates by comic strips. this photographic style although new for google one could argue is the oldest means of transmitting information as represented in physical form. from the caves of glasco to the hyrogliphics of mighty Egypt. Google is trying to put you in the seat as the charter an in a sense when you are like a bitmoji but on steroids it will chris angelunderstand you dispositions and expectations to responses to various stimuli, but like bitmoji the only way it will have this is by asking you to do so in response to yourself and like bitmoji we see a weird state of  self denial and personal d illusion so maybe google should go back to the drawing board. but there is something there which at the heart of all man attempts to place ourselves at the center of a narrative, and not just that a good narrative. maybe this is the most fundamental of our phenomenological relationship to ourselves. as I sit here i am thinking of myself set in a reality,  a time with dispositions, with fears ambitions and shortcomings, but in all this I at least hope to see myself in a way that is more heroic or better than I obviously am. If i could see myself at the center of an actual narrative I worry google will find that most people aren’t very interesting or at least will not be self assured of their position in the world and will result in the age old angst which is a real problem form tech.

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