Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Agorithms can now understand photos

My first introduction to AI was when I learned LISP programming in 1985. Everyone believed that computers were soon going to be be as smart or even smarter than humans in many domains. Instead of a revolution, AI turned out to be a slow process of evolution and refinement. Articles like this one I read today: "Google Stanford build hybrid neural networks that cane explain photos", point to how technology continues to mature in this space. The pace has picked up. We are all benefitting from smarter and smarter services that we have come to expect and embrace without thinking about the complex, powerful and extremely fast algorithms that make it all possible.
Pic: Sunset view of DC from my office