The Limits of Deep Learning, and Why it Matters

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This week’s AI News & Insights from Lexalytics: the limits of deep learning, and why it matters; exponential AI development via machine teaching; using AI to analyze airport reviews; and 4 questions to help you choose the right AI partner.

The limits of deep learning (or: don’t overestimate the power of AI)

Real-world AI is not the all-powerful entity you see in science fiction. For any company thinking of introducing AI into their organization, it’s important to understand the limits of deep learning. In this comprehensive opinion piece for the Financial Times, Richard Waters paints a clearer picture. His main finding: deep learning has no true understanding. It’s just a statistical technique for finding patterns. This can be very useful, but it’s inherently limited.

Any company looking to introduce AI into their organization needs to understand what AI can do, and what it can’t do.

Learn about the limits of deep learning in “Why we are in danger of overestimating AI“, on the Financial Times

Exponential AI development via “machine teaching”

If deep learning has its limits, what’s next for AI development? Aaron Frank at SingularityHub says the future is “machine teaching”, a kind of meta-machine learning. According to Franks and a plethora of experts and industry thought leaders, machine teaching can totally bypass the need for training data. “As machines begin to learn from their environments in new and powerful ways,” Frank concludes, “their development is accelerated by communicating what they learn with each other.” The result? Exponential AI development.

Read “Machines Teaching Each Other Could Be the Biggest Exponential Trend in AI” on SingularityHub

Using AI to analyze airport reviews

In his ongoing analysis series, our own Seth Redmore uses Semantria to learn what people like and dislike about the United States’ busiest airports. Using a public data set of Facebook comments, he discovered some very interesting things.

Read Seth’s analyses of Facebook comments covering:

Atlanta and Wayfinding

Charlotte and Customer Complaints

Chicago and Viral Reputation Management

Dallas/Fort Worth and The Dirty Secret

How to choose an AI partner

Don’t throw away thousands on the wrong AI technology partner. From an industry veteran, here’s 4 questions to help guide your search for an AI technology partner. Use them to choose a company that can deliver a targeted, well-trained system that delivers real business benefits.

Read “4 Questions to Ask Before You Choose an AI Partner” on Lexablog

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