Kids on Red Bull to create AI?

“It’s almost a no-brainer that a group of smart kids will come together after taking an intensive course on AI and decide that they can use that knowledge to build something of value for humanity. Maybe they will have even more of an inspiration now that there’s a TED XPrize competition for AI. In the process, AI will move from something that took tens of millions of dollars and thousands of people to create, to something that takes tens of thousands of dollars and can be created by a group of kids after an all-night Red Bull session.” 

Source: The Washington Post blog
DOMINIC BASULTO March 25 at 8:27 am

PL: REALLY? Let’s grow up this view. Our excessive veneration for smart “kids” may do us in. Artificial intelligence is SERIOUS business. We need all hands on deck for this one — young geniuses AND old masters. Let’s start talking, thinking and working with this realization. Let’s co-exist, collaborate and invite diversity to the table. There’s no way that 29-year-old white males have a handle on the human experience. They better not be the primary ones writing the cultural blueprint for artificial intelligence that will permanently alter human existence.

FYI: Here’s a reality check for AI coders who think its possible to map complex human situations by attempting to extrapolate incomplete data about humans online: The human brain has trillions of synapses. The average synapse has 300,000 proteins. Synapses are critical to communication inside the brain and scientists don’t yet know their role in human intelligence. [Click on the video below to learn more about this topic.]

Meanwhile, since this blog is all about ‘connecting dots’ you might also find my blog post about the Human Brain Project of interest. It reveals some of the costs and complexities involved with understanding the human brain, the research of which is now underway.

(No wonder generalized AI (i.e. the movie “Her”) has been daunting to develop.)