Monday, March 14, 2022

The Progress of Artificial Intelligence

Writing a hook:

We can start an essay with a shocking statistic, question to audience, quote or anecdote. Writing an Anecdote - can you think of a time where technology really impressed you? Or a time that tech tripped you out? (like how you'll be talking about something and then there's an advertisement for it on your phone)

Let's start with the Turin Test:

The Turing test, originally called the imitation game by Alan Turing in 1950, is a test of a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. Turing proposed that a human evaluator would judge natural language conversations between a human and a machine designed to generate human-like responses. The evaluator would be aware that one of the two partners in conversation is a machine, and all participants would be separated from one another. The conversation would be limited to a text-only channel such as a computer keyboard and screen so the result would not depend on the machine's ability to render words as speech. If the evaluator cannot reliably tell the machine from the human, the machine is said to have passed the test. The test results do not depend on the machine's ability to give correct answers to questions, only how closely its answers resemble those a human would give.

source: Wikipedia

In the 90's, in the early days of the internet, companies began experimenting with bots in chatrooms who would pretend to be long lost friends and casually mention that they just bought a new Ford truck and are very happy with the gas mileage and features.

Early into the talk or at the end it could be a good idea to foster discussion or have them take a test to truly immerse audience into the subject. What is an experiment that can be done on the class to have them guess if they are talking to a person or a AI chatbot?

Here's an example but this might take too long:

Other AI advances of interest:

AI beats chess grand champion,prevailed%20in%20a%20traditional%20tournament.

Try reading and paraphrasing as you go, only write down words or short phrases to summarize, identify who, what, when, where, why, how.

Now try rewriting the article, including 5 W + H, this time describing the scene using sensory details, sight, smell, sound, touch, taste.

Google's AI - Gather the Apples

read and summarize after finished reading from memory

Including quotes:

Terrance McKenna on AI

Shorter talk:

Notice the word choice of McKenna  - choose some quotes from this talk -  listen from 7:12

Additional AI Oddities:

Computer generated faces

best deep fakes

best 10

best 20 watch #2

Where it's heading...


Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, talks about this year's theme for their annual gathering in Davos, the 4th industrial revolution.

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