September 15, 2018 Curated Content: The AI Cargo Cult: The Myth of a Superhuman AI

“The AI Cargo Cult: The Myth of a Superhuman AI,” Kevin Kelley, Wired, April 25, 2017
The founding editor of Wired magazine exposes the unproven assumptions regarding the development of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and lays out a way to think about machine intelligence that is more consistent with the actual science.
https://www.wired.com/2017/04/the-myth-of-a-superhuman-ai/?utm_source=Weekend+Reader&utm_campaign=2b8a8697f4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_17_03_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a746b796bf-2b8a8697f4-78538929

“Google AI Tool Identifies a Tumor’s Mutations From an Image,” Megan Molteni, Wired, September 17, 2018
Article reporting on an AI system at New York University that can do what humans cannot: identify the genetic mutations teeming inside a tumor from just a picture.
https://www.wired.com/story/google-ai-tool-identifies-a-tumors-mutations-from-an-image/?CNDID=45367099&mbid=nl_092218_daily_list1_p2

“The World Bank’s latest tool for fighting famine: Artificial intelligence,” Peter Holley, The Washington Post, September 23, 2018
Article describing how new AI tools will allow a coalition of aid organizations to better predict famine prospects across the globe.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/09/23/world-banks-latest-tool-fighting-famine-artificial-intelligence/?utm_term=.5b1fcc8210b2

“The great AI duopoly,” Nathan Gardels, The Washington Post, September 24, 2018
Interview with Kai-Fu Lee, chairman of Sinovation Ventures and the president of its Artificial Intelligence Institute, about his new book, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order, in which he asserts that China and the U.S. will dominate in AI, with each evidencing particular strengths and weaknesses.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/theworldpost/wp/2018/09/24/artificial-intelligence-2/?utm_term=.4a564d24da88

“How to Rein in Our Robots,” Tony Deller, Medium, September 26, 2018
Article identifies several approaches to articulating a set of ethical rules for robot behavior.
https://medium.com/swlh/how-to-rein-in-our-robots-b7085f5a48b

“Darpa Goes Underground for Its Most Daring Robot Extravaganza Yet,” Matt Simon, Wired, September 28, 2018
Following upon its Grand Challenge, a desert race between autonomous vehicles, and its Robotics Challenge, in which humanoid robots tried to open doors and drive carts, DARPA has announced a new Subterranean Challenge in which robots will attempt to navigate a series of caves and underground urban tunnels. Some have already called it the Death to All Robots Challange.
https://www.wired.com/story/darpa-goes-underground-for-its-most-daring-robot-extravaganza-yet/

September 15, 2018 Curated Content: The AI Cargo Cult: The Myth of a Superhuman AI

Sep 15, 2018 | Curated Content

Tim Weinhold

Tim Weinhold

has been a long time business leader in commercial real estate and more recently a speaker and author in numerous venues on integration of faith, work and better models for responsible business. Tim is a Red Sox fan from Boston where he graduated from Harvard.

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