One of my favorite Jazz pianists who died tragically in 2008 has a new album out.
Might have to click on it to see it clearly. Works better on a larger monitor. I found it interesting to say the least.
That IS interesting! Was going to ask what the age distribution of Spotify users was, but I guess this graphic makes that fairly clear as well.
3 posts were merged into an existing topic: RIP Christine McVie
Another piece on AI that scared me. I don’t think this was posted. If so, I apologize.
In 2018 I was invited to the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights NY for a briefing regarding Watson’s ability to diagnose psychiatric and neurological conditions. What struck me immediately was the follow-on conclusion that if Watson could make these determinations, what would stop these tools from determining if someone was lying? Or if someone was predisposed to commit crime? Sounded very Minority Report to me.
At dinner that night, all of my colleagues were a bit shaken by what we had seen.
Whoa, computational psychiatry. Very Minority Report.
So, what would stop AI from lying? If an AI instance/platform could benefit from lying…
I’ve been to IBM Almaden Research Center a dozen or so times.
So many concerns, so little time.
That trip still haunts me.
IBM has reached a deal to sell the healthcare data and analytics assets from its Watson Health business to investment firm Francisco Partners, the companies announced Friday.
— Asking price…ONE… BILLION… DOLLARS !!! [ emphasized in a Dr. Evil manner ]
I had heard about this some months ago only because the Watson Headquarters is basically around the block from me.
It’s probably some front for a shadow government.
Recently released from OpenAI. Founded by Elon Musk in 2015
This may be a higher level chatbot with more specifically useful responses; but the majority of bots outs there utilized by corporation/companies in lieu of actual help personnel - are downright awful! Once you’re past the cheerful greeting, its all downhill from there.
It seems that at this juncture, nothing will replace an actual living, breathing, sentient being for nuanced problem solving.
We have a long way to go before the HAL 9000.
Activation date for the HAL 9000 was January 12, 1991 so it’s already working in Urbana, Illinois.
I read that too. Interesting to see take it even further.