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Allen Institute - Our Future with AI

Christof Koch | 21:53


Good afternoon. So I'm going to talk to you about AI and the future of humanity. Please bear with me. It's the first time I'm doing this on this topic. And I'm speaking here as a concerned computer geek as a father, as a citizen of this great state as a scientist, academic and intellectual, and first and foremost as a member of Homo sapiens.

So if we think of AI as a child, it's still very much in its infancy, and it was born, sometimes in the summer of 1950 1956, when a bunch of scientists, mathematician, and engineers who were concerned with what at the time was called Thinking Machines convened in in Dartmouth College. That's only 16 years since at birth, but what 60 years, how much change has happened, so I'm just going to highlight a few of the things. 20 years ago, a highly specialized team at IBM over eight years work finally beat the world, the reigning world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, the machine was called the deep blue. In 2005, this AI child's learn to drive for the first time for the first time that a car completed the the DARPA Grand Challenge. That's only in 2005. This is a team between a Stanford University and and Volkswagen research lab that completed the first round 132 miles off road traveling in the desert to be Nevada and California.

Only six years ago, another IBM computer that worked on this project for five years Watson beat the human Ken Jennings, in the question answered, show Jeopardy. And then, of course, it's only last year, that AlphaGo software developed by DeepMind using Monte Carlo search algorithm, reinforcement learning and certain deep machine learning techniques decisively and very unexpectedly beat. lucido in going is now the reigning effectively the reigning go. So at this point in time, computers have bested humans in all so called perfect information games, ie checkers, Chess and Go are other games for all players have access to all information.

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