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  By Mark Montgomery, Founder, CEO of Kyield  |  April 14, 2018 AI systems create value by converting human knowledge to digital form that can then be converted to other forms of energy, including kinetic. At the atomic level knowledge created by human intelligence and augmented by machine learning can be viewed and expressed as an extension of relativity discovered by Einstein more than a century ago. "Our concepts and laws of space and time can only claim validity insofar as they stand in a clear…

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  By Mark Montgomery, CEO, Kyield | March 20, 2015 | Source: Kyield Blog Promise of spring reveals interesting hybrid variants Those of us who have been through a few tech cycles have learned to be cautious, so for the second article in this series I thought it might be helpful to examine the state of AI algorithms to answer the question: what’s different this time? I reached out to leading AI labs for their perspective, including Jürgen Schmidhuber at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA. Jürgen’s former students…

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Image Credit: DeepWater Horizon Rig, April 2010 (NOAA News)   By Mark Montgomery  |  April 26, 2017 Every year, natural catastrophes (nat cat) are highly visible events that cause major damage across the world. In 2016 the cost of nat cats were estimated to be $175 billion, $50 billion of which were covered by insurance, reflecting severe financial losses for impacted areas.[i]  The total cost of natural catastrophes since 2000 was approximately $2.3 trillion.[ii] Much less understood is that human-…

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By Mark Montgomery April 25, 2017 Promise of spring reveals interesting hybrid variantsThose of us who have been through a few tech cycles have learned to be cautious, so for the second article in this series I thought it might be helpful to examine the state of AI algorithms to answer the question: what’s different this time? I reached out to leading AI labs for their perspective, including Jürgen Schmidhuber at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA. Jürgen’s former students include team members at Deep Mind who co-…

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By Mark Montgomery, CEO, Kyield While it may be an interesting question whether the seasons are changing in artificial intelligence (AI), or to what extent the entertainment industry is herding pop culture, it may not have much to do with future reality. Given recent attention AI has received and the unique potential for misunderstanding, I thought a brief story from the trenches in the Land of Enchantment might shed some light. The topic of AI recently came up at Santa Fe Institute (SFI) during a…