precisely what we’re building…
A fascinating (and very long, but worth it) post by Steve Steinberg, on artificial intelligence.
If we were trying to build a true, general AI, we would first need to create a way for it to get around and interact with the larger world. And we would need a system for rapid knowledge acquisition, so that we wouldn’t have to manually explain every detail of how the world works.
Which, of course, is precisely what we’re building.
– Steve G. Steinberg, new developments in AI
I’ve always had the nagging feeling that Google isn’t really about search or advertising, and that it’s quietly building the infrastructure to feed a growing AI critter.