1 year ago
I have been in the space of artificial intelligence for a while and am aware that multiple classifications, distinctions, landscapes, and infographics exist to represent and track the different ways to think about AI. However, I am not a big fan of those categorization exercises, mainly because I tend to think that the effort of classifying dynamic data points into predetermined fixed boxes is often not worth the benefits of having such a “clear” framework (this is a generalization of course as sometimes…

2 years 4 months ago
By Paul Harmon In the Eighties, I worked with several companies that were involved in creating expert systems. For any who don’t know, an expert system was a software application that used knowledge, usually encoded as rules, to analyze problems and provide answers. The best expert systems contained thousands of rules and could perform as well as the best human experts. Ultimately, the limits on the use of expert systems were the problems involved in capturing the knowledge, in the first place, and then…