8 min read · Apr 18th · Scientists are getting closer to inventing human-level artificial intelligence. Find out whether it will be conscious or not.
Hofstadter’s perspective is critical. If these hyper-capable algorithms aren’t built with a proper understanding of our own minds informing them, an understanding that is still very much inchoate, how could we know if they attain conscious intelligence?
More pressingly, without a clear understanding of the phenomenon of consciousness, will charging into the future with this technology create more problems than it solves?
20+ min read · Apr 26th · Covid-19 devastated some industries but accelerated AI use by companies across the country.
To be considered, businesses must be privately-held and utilizing machine learning (where systems learn from data to improve on tasks), natural language processing (which enables programs to “understand” written or spoken language) or computer vision (which relates to how machines “see”).
In terms of valuation, at least 13 of the AI 50 are valued at $100 million or less, while 13 are unicorns valued at $1 billion or more.