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Li Tan
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1/2/2016 | 1:51:44 AM
Re: IBM Watson
I am eager to see the actual and wider utilization of IBM Watson in industry - can it make us work smarter and more efficient?
Stratustician
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12/31/2015 | 12:50:52 PM
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I agree 100%, there are certain instances where AI should be kept separate, and yes, anything that has the potential to cause damage, such as in the case of weapons systems, should be kept separate.  As folks like Elon Musk point out, we cannot give AI systems access to anything where they can override human safeguards. 

AI is great for data, not for running critical infrastructure or weapons systems.
Ashu001
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12/31/2015 | 11:58:34 AM
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Ilya,

If that is the fact(IBM already has all the tools they need at their disposal);Why are'nt they doing it and releasing AI to the whole wide world Today?

Makes one wonder what else Big Blue is hiding.

Isnt it?
Ashu001
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12/31/2015 | 11:53:24 AM
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Nasimson,

The reason for that is not very hard to take sight of.

Its primarily because IBM does'nt want anyone on the Internet "exposing " the various flaws in their Watson system in its entirety.

LOL!

 
Ashu001
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12/31/2015 | 11:49:43 AM
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Stratustican,

While for not even one instance do I dispute your assertion that Human Beings have biases ;I would tend to argue that those Biases tend to stop us form making the wrong decisions most of the time(collectively).

Think about it carefully how many times has the world come close to Nuclear Annihilation,etc during the Cold War and also recently-What is the Number one reason;we stepped back from the breach each and everytime??

Its these very built-in biases where we fear from our Kids Futures.

Unless we are able to structure AI with such built-in biases ;I wouldnt trust AI With nothing.

 

 
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12/31/2015 | 11:42:26 AM
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Ilya,

I have to agree wholeheartedly with your point of view here.

We are far-far away from a Perfect AI machine today.

I dont think we will be even Half-way there by 2020.

Sure,we will proceed closer and closer by leaps and bounds with every passing year but to say that we will achieve full perfection in this space very soon is to say too much.

Not sure,how much help Stem Cells or even Basic Neurons can achieve here.

 
Broadway0474
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12/30/2015 | 9:40:20 PM
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nasimson, please tell me you're kidding. IBM has to say that sort of disclaimer to fend off the anti-AI crowd, who has a very good reason to fear the singularity. People pushing for the singularity to see what will happen are similar to religious extremists pushing for war in the Middle East to speed Armageddon along.
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12/30/2015 | 8:21:02 PM
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Great suggestions.  Given the right type of sensor data, Watson could be a great help in emergency situations as it would be able to better understand the data without human emotion getting in the way and delaying making a decision.  It could also look at larger data that might not normally be associated with a particular situation or project for correlations that might be overlooked by others.  Humans tend to have biases built on experience, if we can tap Watson to help us move past these biases, we could see improvement in many industries.
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12/30/2015 | 7:56:04 PM
Watson - open for public
Why doesn't IBM opens up the access to Watson to anybody over the Internet? It's really saddening to see that IBM has to justify that Watson will never take decisions on its own or will never answer questions unasked. Why AI has to be apologetic?
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12/29/2015 | 11:38:28 PM
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Unfortunately, Pedro, Watson cannot learn how to end political gridlock in Washington. I think if we begin to train it to do that, then we'll push him closer to actually being HAL. (Speaking of which, I don't completely buy the claim that Watson's nothing like HAL ... can't he just be taught to be crazy and murderous? "Watson, what's the best way to do away with Joe Bloe with extreme prejudice?")
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