Saturday, January 29, 2011

AI or IA?

Artificial Intelligence of Intelligence Amplified?

The idea of AI is quite spooky, perhaps dangerous. IA is, however, here and now.

I can't work out the area of a circle in my head, but I can work it out with a calculator. That's an example of intelligence amplified. A better one is the probabilistic programming tools that can generate more accurate diagnoses than human doctors; they can take into account signals in the output streams of monitoring machinery that doctors and nurses can't even detect.