AI and our illusions about life

  AI and our illusions about life    I love science. I really do. There was a quote that I read lately about science, which I really like, as I think it encapsulates the very meaning of it, “it separates sense from non-sense”.   I also love how science synergises with technology...

To create is to exist?

  To create is to exist?Artificial Intelligence is characterized by its ever-improving ability to mimic human behavior. With the latest leaps in technology and the exponential growth of processing power, AI has now matured to the point of having the potential to create original musical compositions, literary texts, images and paintings, where...

The turning point in AI

The turning point in AIOne of the greatest SciFi movies of all times is "2001: A Space Odyssey", written by Arthur Clarke and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It was the first time that Artificial Intelligence was so realistically integrated in a film, in the form of an intelligent supercomputer, HAL 9000, that...

Game-playing AI Vs. Predictive AI

Game-playing AI Vs. Predictive AIWhat’s the difference between the creative power of game-playing AIs and the predictive AIs mostly used in business? It's how they learn! The AI that thrives at games like Go uses an approach called reinforcement learning: AlphaGo (the Go champion AI algorithm) plays in a way that seems...

Takeaways from an NLP project in Greek language

During the last 2 months, Pobuca’s AI team took part in an NLP contest, organized by a large Greek bank. We got second place - oh well, these things happen even to the best of us - but we’ve learned a lot of things that I am eager to share...

The rise of the machines (…or not)

“The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.”