The Technium

How to Use Artificial Intelligence


About a year ago I started writing a piece on AI for Wired. I turned it in last spring, and they just published it this month. They also cut it in half. Still, the piece retains my essential points about AI:

1) We should really call it Artificial Smartness, because we don’t want it conscious.

2) It will be a cloud service; you’ll buy as much IQ as you need on demand.

3) There will only be 2-3 major AI providers since AI will follow network effects.

I also talk about the 3 breakthroughs that make AI finally happen now.

You can read more at Wired.

The decorative images Wired used to heavily illustrate the article are meaningless — I’m guessing they are supposed to be Brain Power as in Flower Power, but I don’t really know.

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Comments
  • Jericho Calbex

    Regarding point #1, a term I like to use is one borrowed from the Mass Effect (Sci-Fi series) universe Virtual Intelligence (VI). Virtual Intelligence is essentially a limited form of Artificial Intelligence without consciousness and with a more limited ability to alter itself.

  • AnaRiley

    Ya I agree that artificial inteligence isn’t just what we need badly…atleast we are ok with our concious and unconcious powers we didn’t really digging yet.
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  • patkane

    We want to you post the full piece here, Kevin!

  • patkane

    Also: I was looking for your reply to Robert Gordon’s piece – did you ever write it?

  • Lilly

    Nice Blog. Artificial intelligence is already all around you, from web search to video games. AI methods plan your driving directions, filter your spam, and focus your cameras on faces. AI lets you guide your phone with your voice and read foreign newspapers in English.

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