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Looking Forward

It’s been just over three months since I joined Forbidden Technologies and I know many are keen to hear about our latest developments, before we wrap up 2017. Here are some highlights and insights from my first 100 days as CEO. I have made a priority of engaging with...

AI – The limits of IQ

The Model In the old days, people would spend a long time teaching computers rules. Expert systems attempted to simulate the expertise of professionals by following the same rules. This has several drawbacks: experts don’t always understand the rules they use; many...

AI – The 1%

Anyone can fly in an aeroplane But flying a plane is harder. Learning to fly a plane safely and getting a pilot’s licence is a long drawn out process. Maybe 10% could fly a plane. Building one is harder again – only 1% of people could actually make a plane. But...

AI – the Real World

What is your problem, exactly? Mind games provide a rich seam for AI. Every year, AI gains more scalps – recently including Go and Poker. These games share a common feature: they are well defined – you can write down the rules for Go. Developers can solve...

AI – perspiration or inspiration?

Does intelligence suddenly pop into existence, like switching on a light bulb? Or is it an emergent property dependent on sheer volume of calculations? Can perspiration result in inspiration? As it happens, we have a good way of testing the effectiveness of brute...

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