Neural Networks: Less Man than Machine

What:
Talk
When:
2:00 PM, Sunday 16 Apr 2017 (1 hour)
Where:
Swan Room, Black
Tags:
Academic
Discussion:
0
There has been a lot of excitement about neural networks creating works lately.
For example:
Recipes: https://goo.gl/yF2THM
Movie Scripts: https://goo.gl/gLBIIN
Magic Cards: https://goo.gl/vNkxZU
These systems are very cool. Very very cool. But what they are not, is revolutionary.
These systems are scarcely more human or intelligent than a Fourier transform.
They are the results of incremental improvements on work first begun in 1912,
and in many cases could be substituted for systems from a decade or more ago
with little noticeable changes.

This program item will discuss the mathematics and and engineering behind such systems and their core strengths and limitations of the systems.

This is a chance to have all your questions about neural networks and AI answered.

(We also may touch on why Siri and Cortana are even less intelligent still and are utterly boring as AI.)
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