To place Artificial Intelligence in appropriate context is a complex and intricate challenge. Marty Ford, a master explainer presents interviews with some of the principal architects of AI. The Architects in this case are Yoshua Bengio, Stuart Russell, Geoffrey Hinton, Nick Bostrom, Yann LeCun, Fei-Fei Li, Demis Hassabis, Andrew Ng, Rana El Kaliouby, Ray Kurzweil, Daniela Rus, James Manyika, Gary Marcus, Barbara Grosz, Judea Pearl, Jeffrey Dean, Daphne Koller, David, Ferrucci, Rodney Brooks, Cynthia Breazeal, Joshua Tenenbaum, Oren Etzioni, and Bryan Johnson.
What a great list … Dan Ferrucci is of course known from his amazing work with IBM WATSON, and the first ever amazing win of a machine over the best of the best at Jeopardy! Dennis Hassabis , of Google/Alphabet’s Deep Mind, brought us AlphaGo, AlphaGoZero, and now AlphaGo that exceeds the best of the best in Chess, GO and Shogi (all with the same MCTS algorithm). NYU/FAIR/FaceBook’s Yan LeCun did some serious stuff with Mastering and claiming ‘the prize’ over ImageNet Challenge. Rodney Brooks with iRobot, … each one of the Architects is truly a master architect. We’ll explore their contributions and significance later … their thoughts are really worth checking out. I am looking at all kinds of things right now … and there’s just so much. Maybe I need a nice Intelligent Machine Assistant to help me pull this al together. 🙂
Ford, M. (2018), Architects of Intelligence,