Weekly AI News & Insights – February 7th, 2018

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Welcome to Weekly AI News & Insights from Lexalytics, a curated selection of articles and interest pieces brought to you by the leaders in “words-first” AI.

Don’t overestimate the power of AI

Real artificial intelligence is not the all-powerful AI of science fiction. And deep learning, the poster-child of AI development methods, is not without limits. In a comprehensive opinion piece for the Financial Times, Richard Waters cites a bunch of deep learning skeptics. His main finding: deep learning has no true understanding. It’s just a statistical technique for finding patterns. And while there’s huge value in that, it’s important to understand the limits.

Read “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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