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What makes the animal brain so special?
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One probable hardware limiting factor is internal bandwidth. A human brain has $10^{15}$ synapses. Even if each is only exchanging a few bits of information per second, that's on the order of $10^{...

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Does Musk know what gradient descent is?
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I think Musk was using the terminology correctly though perhaps with hyperbole. I believe this was tweeted in the context of the botnet attacks on name-resolution services that broke Netflix and a ...

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Are CRUD webapps today the modern version of the "expert system"?
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The key feature of an expert system is that the knowledge base is structured to be traversed by the inference engine. Web sites like Stack Exchange don't really use an inference engine; they do full-...

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How close have we come to passing the Turing Test?
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No one has attempted to make a system that could pass a serious Turing test. All the systems that are claimed to have "passed" Turing tests have done so with low success rates simulating "special" ...

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Are there real applications of fuzzy logic?
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You've obviously never heard of fuzzy logic washing machines. ● Typically, fuzzy logic controls the washing process, water intake,water temperature, wash time, rinse performance, and spin speed. ...

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Are there any refutation of the original Lovelace Test?
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I am a future neurologist with a very complete understanding of linguistic processing in the brain. I am also an overprotective parent, so I monitor every phrase uttered to my child, and also ...

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Is it possible to train deep learning agent to pass a multiple-choice exam?
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There are programs that do this today, for some values of "curriculum" and "exam". It does not even require deep learning; a simpler information retrieval algorithm and some rules for composition ...

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Are there any visual elements commonly associated with AI?
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A characteristic visual element for neural network might be the node diagram, which shows (schematically) the nodes in the layers of a neural network and the connections between the nodes, both within ...

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Are any organisations using AI to predict weather?
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People have used machine learning models on aspects of weather forecasting, as here: Convolutional LSTM Network: A Machine Learning Approach for Precipitation Nowcasting or here Predicting Solar ...

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Could an AI break free form being controlled by us?
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There are already programs that have broken free of our control (Morris worm) so that in itself doesn't imply any great computational demands. Sentience is ill-defined but is certainly not a pre-...

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Why is it illegal for Google's autonomous car to drive on the road by itself?
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This answer addresses the incorrect assumption that the US government prohibits it (that is, here's no federal law against it, but state laws vary), so I will address the incorrect assumption that ...

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Is language understanding possible without qualia?
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I think a "successful" strong AI with natural language abilities -- say one that could produce "good" unsupervised translations of literature, or pass a rigorous Turing test -- would have to include ...

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Is there any way can teach AI creative painting (not convert photo to paint)?
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This paper (that was featured in another question), StackGAN: Text to Photo-realistic Image Synthesis with Stacked Generative Adversarial Networks describes some techniques similar to what you ...

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‪Can a multi-camera system be used for localization, mapping, and obstacle detection in self-driving cars to within 10 cm of accuracy? Whither lidar?‬
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Given that a self-driving car is trying to replicate the performance of a two-camera system (or one in a pinch), there is nothing in principal that mandates lidar for a self-driving car. Lidar is a ...

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