OH, from a kid: “When you were little, did you have to stay home for COVID-1 through 18 too?”
If you could take back the coronavirus pandemic or the Trump presidency, but not both, which would you choose?
5 year old folded her laundry, kept count of each type of clothing, made me write down the final inventory, got excited about the word “inventory,” double checked the inventory, reported it back to us, and is now reciting it in bed after lights out.
“5 shirts…16 socks…4 skirts…7 underwear…”
I know it’s a mug’s game to guess what your little kid will do when they grow up, but I’ll be damned if she’s not an accountant in 20 years. 🤷♂️
Tyrannical Saurus Rex
Blank wall after removing a decal mural.
Bonus points: find the snail, squirrel, and butterflies.
Are there any common forms of AI now that aren’t machine learning?
Historically we had expert systems, formal logic, hand-authored decision trees (eg old school machine translation), domain-specific algorithms (eg A* pathfinding), and more.
Nowadays it seems like everything is some form of ML trained on real world data.
(I’m broadly lumping everything generated automatically from data into the “ML” bucket, including HMMs, Bayesian networks, stochastic modeling, etc.)
Maybe this is a good thing? The results definitely speak for themselves. I might buy that the scale of most modern problems simply overwhelms hand-authored approaches. Are we losing anything by putting all our eggs in the big-data-and-opaque-emergent-models basket, though? Are there any other forms of AI that we’re neglecting? Or am I just being old fashioned and naive?
At Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland.