The state of AI in 2019

The Verge

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How does machine learning work?\nMachine learning systems can’t explain their thinking, and that means your algorithm could be performing well for the wrong reasons.\nYou could build the best cat-recognizer program in the world and it would never tell you that kittens shouldn’t drive motorbikes or that a cat is more likely to be called “Tiddles” than “Megalorth the Undying.” Teaching computers to learn for themselves is a brilliant shortcut — and like all shortcuts, it involves cutting corners Teaching computers to learn for themselves is a brilliant shortcut.\nAnd like all shortcuts, it involves cutting corners.\nIn the here and now, artificial intelligence — machine learning — is still something new that often goes unexplained or under-examined.