After retirement, I accidentally became a writer. In my aggressive move to become the most prolific online article writer in the history of humans I did something really stupid, I wrote 25,700 articles online, and took everything in my mind and tried to put it into articles. Well over 30,000 hours later, I look back and wonder if it was all worth it.
The Center for Artificial Intelligence Applications, which cut its teeth on such Air Force projects as advanced manufacturing, aircraft design and trajectory optimization, is hungry for some commercial work.
Artificial Intelligence … what have we learned through natural ignorance?
A few months back our Think Tank was working through a thought problem, we were trying to consider how best to launch an artificial intelligent software system to run an entire energy grid for a state, nation, or region. Okay so, let’s talk about this. You see, the entire point of switching over such a system is to take human error out of the loop, and let it run on auto-pilot.
Is there a way to make our electricity grid self-healing – there just might be, but would this work, would it be safe – free from cyber hackers, or terrorism? All good questions, and perhaps this is why an acquaintance of mine and I had approached the topic. When I first heard of such a scheme of using AI or artificial intelligence to handle such tasks, I thought to myself; sure this is a decent line of inquiry and worthy research.
The field of artificial intelligence has reached an important milestone on the weekend that the Turing test was adopted for the first time.
In the future, there will probably be artificial intelligent decision making computers hooked to the digital backbone of every major corporation, and they will run the company as if they were the CEO. In fact these computer systems and this enterprise software would be connected to every business unit, sales office, and outlet. These systems could make the proper and most prudent decisions in real time.
Sigmund Freud said that we have an uncanny reaction to the inanimate. This is probably because we know that – pretensions and layers of philosophizing aside – we are nothing but recursive, self aware, introspective, conscious machines. Special machines, no doubt, but machines all the same.