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Looking into the Future of Artificial Intelligence


Artificial Intelligence is dripping in hype right now. Some good, some bad. There's so much noise it's pretty hard to work out what's happening with AI, Singularity and transhumanism. But it could be huge.

That's why the team at Qualitance voted it as a top 5 emerging technologies for 2018. To take you deeper into the world of AI I spent several months last year working with Professor Dan Cautis to breakdown and understand AI.

We've created a four-part series on AI. The first episode, “A Brief History of AI”, will examine the early days of Artificial Intelligence and all sorts of cool ideas:

  • Why we should question the hype;

  • AI applications: healthcare, finances, space engineering, defence, robotics, etc;

  • The difference between Narrow AI and Artificial General Intelligence;

  • John von Neumann & Alan Turing’s digital computer and the birth of AI;

  • Computationalism and the logic component of calculations;

  • The leap from number crunching to AI;

  • The Golden Years of AI: McCarthy’s contribution, the ungrounded optimism of Marvin Minsky & Herbert Simon, the classical AI paradigm;

  • The early signs of the AI winter;

  • How Machine Learning revived and renewed AI;

  • Moore’s Law and the rise of neural networks as a new field of interest and focus;

  • The paradigm shift towards machine learning;

  • Branches in machine learning: supervised learning, classification, unsupervised learning; clustering, linear regression, prediction, reinforcement learning;

  • Machine learning algorithms and concepts.