[ExI] From Arms Race to Joint Venture
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 19:20:29 UTC 2018
Would you settle for analyzing diagnostic imaging and making accurate
I wish that AI would almost totally take over the entire field of
medicine. Physicians have an impossible job: keeping up with the
research. I read things in the newspapers and ask my physician about them
and they don't know. I have been misdiagnosed several times and very major
consequences. I saw an xray with my kidney stone clearly on it and the
radiologist saw nothing.
On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 1:36 PM Zero Powers <zero.powers at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 8:22 AM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
>> You should assume that I know little about AI (as if that weren't already
>> obvious). But it seems that it excels at things that involve tremendous
>> counting: chess: as many moves ahead as possible, all countermoves
>> considered. No human can do this past several moves. Piece of cake for AI.
> That used to be the case, but not anymore. The system that recently beat
> the best human Go player did a qualitatively different kind of thinking
> than the system used to beat Garry Kasparov at chess 20 years ago. Deep
> Blue might have been called a super counter. But AlphaGo is much more than
> that. Deep learning is the difference. It excels in things which used to be
> our forte; things like pattern recognition and differentiation. It can
> compete against itself millions of times per day, learn from mistakes and
> recursively fine tune it's tactics and strategies.
>> Now here is what I would like to see an AI do: feed it several studies
>> in some area like physics, or even psychology, and ask it to come up with
>> reasonable hypotheses (as judged by humans, of course) about what
>> experiments to do next. No counting at all - just abstract reasoning.
>> When it can do this it can take over science, right?
> Would you settle for analyzing diagnostic imaging and making accurate
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