Expert: Google Duplex / AI

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Google’s AI fest offers an ominous glimpse of the robot future: Machines fooling humans into thinking they are people raise obvious ethical concerns (source: Financial Times)

Benjamin Fung, School of Information Studies, McGill University

“Google has shown some powerful applications of deep learning. Deep learning components are like Lego blocks. The one can mix and match different components (blocks) to create their own AI systems. The key to success is whether the one has the appropriate volume of big data for training the systems. Thus, the battlefield will be on the training data, not on the algorithms.”

 

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