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BIMA Directors Dinner | Key Ai Takeaways

8 Mar 2019

Posted by Anthony Boyle

Our annual BIMA Director's Dinner took place on 7 March, and it again held host to dozens of interesting conversations from some of the biggest innovators in the industry. Host Pete Trainor of Us Ai, after exploring the future of artificial intelligence with the attendees, presents some of the key takeaways from an Ai perspective:

. Don’t get sucked into the hype. If it’s got a stock picture of a white-plastic robot near it, it’s likely and probable to be fake news.

. Applied Ai (today) is all about small, narrow use-cases. Please don’t get your clients or agencies sucked into this deep, philosophical debate around Super Intelligence that is a ‘maybe’. It’s actually unhealthy when applying the tools of the trade to real world problems IMHO.

. The 7 things a machine must be able to do in order for it to be classified as true Ai, from the 1955 work done by John McCarthy & team at MIT (which is where the definition of Ai came from!):

1 - Simulating higher functions of the human brain

2 - Programming a computer to use general language

3 - Arranging hypothetical neurons in a manner so they can form concepts

4 - A way to determine and measure problem complexity

5 - Self Improvement

6 - Abstraction: Defined as dealing with ideas rather than events.

7 - Randomness and Creativity

The point above is this… true, proper, real Ai is something which can do all of those things (and more), and we’re really only doing 3 or 4 of them at the moment in the industry.

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Anthony Boyle
Posted by Anthony Boyle

Love people, positive vibes, and creating. In charge of making sure our BIMA members are at the paramount of everything we do both with our events and in-between​!

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