Q&A

Q&A
July 24, 2020

Why Is Regulating Artificial Intelligence So Tricky?

Regulations for AI systems already exist. This trend will continue. Unfortunately, our society tends to be reactive instead of proactive.

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
July 17, 2020

Do you think eventually robots will work instead of humans?

I think what will change are the economics of work. Instead of forcing yourself to go into a job that you don’t like just for a paycheck, with the right systems in place, people will be able to do the work they find interesting or important.

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
July 10, 2020

Why develop AI when we can develop automation without it?

There are limits to current automation. Would you like to completely automate your grocery deliveries to your house? During this COVID-19 pandemic, it would be more than a convenience.

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
June 26, 2020

Is it possible that artificial intelligence could achieve human-level emotions?

There’s no way around it. Emotions are a prerequisite for autonomy.

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Sevak Avakians
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June 12, 2020

Are animals comparable to robots given how instinctive and semi-automated they are?

If the ultimate goal of robotics and AI is to make machines that behave like animals (including humans), then this will require both embedded and learned behavior. What’s most important, though, is the sense of complex emotions to get machine minds to become as sophisticated as animal minds.

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Sevak Avakians
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June 5, 2020

What are the pros and cons of doctors and surgeons being replaced by AIs or robots?

Doctors are human. They have egos, insecurities, limited patience, limited capacity, limited energy, limited cognitive abilities, limited experience. They are not able to easily absorb information from different specialties. They don’t have the time to learn both medicine and engineering. Their decisions are biased by earlier decisions and past successes/failures, even if unrelated. Machines don’t suffer these shortcomings.

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
May 29, 2020

What do you think of artificial intelligence being in charge of government and political decisions?

AIs can be quite helpful in government and politics without having to become our overlords.

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
May 22, 2020

Will artificial intelligence increase or decrease the privacy problem in the world?

AI like any other technology has the potential to improve lives, reduce injustice and inequalities, and unburden people. Alternatively, it can be used to reduce the quality of life, increase injustice and inequality, and unfairly burden people. It’s all a matter of how people decide to use it. It’s never a matter of the technology, itself.‍

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
May 21, 2020

Why do people use Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence incorrectly and as buzzwords so often?

I feel your pain. I’ve experienced this frustration, too. Over time, though, I’ve come to understand perhaps why this is happening. I’ll share my thoughts with you so that you may have some sympathy for the next person that uses these terms incorrectly.

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
July 26, 2019

Can we be confident using AI systems when we aren’t entirely sure how they work?

Thanks for the answer request. To understand this answer, you need to understand that there are many AI techniques and technologies.

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
January 28, 2019

Why do people keep trying to make AI better, despite the several risks it may have?

Something that explorers, scientists, and every entrepreneur understands is that rewards are often tied with risk.

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
February 1, 2019

Could algorithms replace humans in labeling data to train other AI models?

This is a funny question. As in “ha ha”. This is literally a joke among us.

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
February 1, 2019

Are quantum computers the next step towards self-aware AI? Could they become Skynet?

No. Quantum computers are not a magical technology that makes a machine self-aware simply because it was applied.

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
February 1, 2019

Will software engineers be made obsolete by AI?

I feel your pain. I’ve experienced this frustration, too. Over time, though, I’ve come to understand perhaps why this is happening.

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
February 1, 2019

Do we need to ditch deep learning for true AGI?

Deep Learning is a subfield of Machine Learning, which is a subfield of AI, which is a subfield of AGI.

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
February 1, 2019

Will general AI require us to understand and map the human brain at a mathematical level?

this is one of those important foundational questions that leads to proper work down the right path...

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
March 14, 2019

Would AI be able to write code?

Even today, yes, but not the “code” you are familiar with in your programming. Some AI systems...

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Sevak Avakians
Q&A
March 14, 2019

What is the point of trying to create artificial Intelligence when we can just create more organically intelligent humans?

First, the premise of your question regarding the ability to create more intelligent humans is very much in doubt...

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Sevak Avakians
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March 15, 2019

Why is Python primarily used in artificial intelligence?

Why is Python primarily used in artificial intelligence?

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Sevak Avakians
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April 8, 2019

Would an AI suddenly become self-aware?

I remember the moment that I became self-aware. I was about 4 years old...

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Sevak Avakians