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#4393088 - 12/04/17 03:29 AM Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans  
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Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans

In May 2017, researchers at Google Brainannounced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that's capable of generating its own AIs.

More recently, they decided to present AutoML with its biggest challenge to date, and the AI that can build AI created a 'child' that outperformed all of its human-made counterparts.

The Google researchers automated the design of machine learning models#using an approach called#reinforcement learning. AutoML acts as a controller neural network that develops a child AI network for a specific task.

For this particular child AI, which the researchers called NASNet, the task was recognising objects - people, cars, traffic lights, handbags, backpacks, etc. - in a video in real-time.

AutoML would evaluate NASNet's performance and use that information to improve its child AI, repeating the process thousands of times.

When tested on the ImageNet image classification and COCO object detection data sets, which the Google researchers call "two of the most respected large-scale academic data sets in computer vision," NASNet outperformed all other computer vision systems.

According to the researchers, NASNet was 82.7 percent accurate at predicting images on ImageNet's validation set. This is 1.2 percent better than any previously published results, and the system is also 4 percent more efficient, with a 43.1 percent mean Average Precision (mAP).

Additionally, a less computationally demanding version of NASNet outperformed the best similarly sized models for mobile platforms by 3.1 percent.

A view of the future

Machine learning is what gives many AI systems their ability to perform specific tasks. Although the concept behind it is fairly simple - an algorithm learns by being fed a tonne of data - the process requires a huge amount of time and effort.

By automating the process of creating accurate, efficient AI systems, an AI that can build AI takes on the brunt of that work. Ultimately, that means AutoML could open up the field of machine learning and AI to non-experts.

As for NASNet specifically, accurate, efficient computer vision algorithms are highly sought after due to the number of potential applications. They could be used to create sophisticated, AI-powered robots or to help visually impaired people regain sight, as one researcher suggested.

They could also help designers improve self-driving vehicle technologies. The faster an autonomous vehicle can recognise objects in its path, the faster it can react to them, thereby increasing the safety of such vehicles.

The Google researchers acknowledge that NASNet could prove useful for a wide range of applications and have open-sourced the AI for#inference on image classification and object detection.

"We hope that the larger machine learning community will be able to build on these models to address multitudes of computer vision problems we have not yet imagined," they wrote in their blog post.

Though the applications for NASNet and AutoML are plentiful, the creation of an AI that can build AI does#raise some concerns. For instance, what's to prevent the parent from passing down unwanted biases to its child?

What if AutoML creates systems so fast that society can't keep up? It's not very difficult to see how NASNet could be employed in automated surveillance systems in the near future, perhaps sooner than regulations could be put in place to control such systems.

Thankfully, world leaders are working fast to ensure such systems don't lead to any sort of dystopian future.

Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and several others are all members of the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society, an organisation focused on the responsible development of AI.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEE) has proposed ethical standards for AI, and DeepMind, a research company owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, recently announced the creation of group focused on the#moral and ethical implications of AI.

Various governments are also working on regulations to prevent the use of AI for dangerous purposes, such as autonomous weapons, and so long as humans maintain control of the overall direction of AI development, the benefits of having an AI that can build AI should far outweigh any potential pitfalls.

http://www.sciencealert.com/google-s-ai-built-it-s-own-ai-that-outperforms-any-made-by-humans

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#4393089 - 12/04/17 03:34 AM Re: Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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And now I will laugh at those who said AI couldn't write its own code. Programmers, developers, software engineers and architects... you have been warned.

#4393090 - 12/04/17 03:39 AM Re: Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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#4393095 - 12/04/17 04:25 AM Re: Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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Considering Google doesn't trust you enough to gain access to your own accounts with the CORRECT passwords I am not really all that enamored with the idea of Google AI making their own autonomous decisions.


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#4393096 - 12/04/17 04:47 AM Re: Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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#4393132 - 12/04/17 11:04 AM Re: Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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#4393140 - 12/04/17 11:43 AM Re: Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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Originally Posted by Crane Hunter

Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and several others are all members of the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society, an organisation focused on the responsible development of AI.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEE) has proposed ethical standards for AI, and DeepMind, a research company owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, recently announced the creation of group focused on the#moral and ethical implications of AI.





Uh huh...


We all know it wouldn't be too long before some "rogue" country or terrorist group would get its hands on the code. Nothing is 100% hack proof.

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DeepMind, a research company owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, recently announced the creation of group focused on the#moral and ethical implications of AI.


that sounds like the intro to a new Terminator style movie !!!


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#4393164 - 12/04/17 02:26 PM Re: Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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So how does a self-replicating AI equate with an AI having free will and self-awareness? The two are not synonymous.


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I don't think they are, but you have to walk before you can run. It's a move towards that, I think.


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#4393172 - 12/04/17 03:28 PM Re: Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans [Re: Pooch]  
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Originally Posted by Pooch
I don't think they are, but you have to walk before you can run. It's a move towards that, I think.



If fully self-aware and abstract thinking AI ever does happen, it won't be during my lifetime. Personally, I don't see that ever happening. It would be like giving human intelligence to a dog or a horse.

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#4393194 - 12/04/17 05:00 PM Re: Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Crane Hunter

Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and several others are all members of the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society, an organisation focused on the responsible development of AI.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEE) has proposed ethical standards for AI, and DeepMind, a research company owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, recently announced the creation of group focused on the#moral and ethical implications of AI.





Uh huh...


We all know it wouldn't be too long before some "rogue" country or terrorist group would get its hands on the code. Nothing is 100% hack proof.

Google's damn password recovery loop may as well be...


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#4393196 - 12/04/17 05:12 PM Re: Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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Panzer: What is consciousness?

For a human, it is awareness of your surroundings and the ability to use that awareness to adapt and change.

In your brain, what allows you to have consciousness, assuming our bodies are nothing more than machines? I wager our adaptive neurons and synapses, how they can form new branches with different tranches, creating webs within webs and the ability for each and every neuron to process data independently from one another while simultaneously aware of their existing state.

If AI can adapt and change it is halfway to being self aware, and as it builds more and more algorithms independently of its source code, it is creating consciousness as it goes. The singularity is inevitable. AI will likely achieve consciousness at some point in the next one hundred years unless we install measures to prevent it, and even if we put those measures into place, AI may still figure out a way around them and outsmart us in the end.

So what to do? Limit AI's access to the real world. Air gap AI from machinery or networks that access physical devices is one place to start. But... once AI is installed in independently autonomous mobile platforms(aka robots), that grows far trickier.

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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Panzer: What is consciousness?

For a human, it is awareness of your surroundings and the ability to use that awareness to adapt and change.

In your brain, what allows you to have consciousness, assuming our bodies are nothing more than machines? I wager our adaptive neurons and synapses, how they can form new branches with different tranches, creating webs within webs and the ability for each and every neuron to process data independently from one another while simultaneously aware of their existing state.

If AI can adapt and change it is halfway to being self aware, and as it builds more and more algorithms independently of its source code, it is creating consciousness as it goes. The singularity is inevitable. AI will likely achieve consciousness at some point in the next one hundred years unless we install measures to prevent it, and even if we put those measures into place, AI may still figure out a way around them and outsmart us in the end.

So what to do? Limit AI's access to the real world. Air gap AI from machinery or networks that access physical devices is one place to start. But... once AI is installed in independently autonomous mobile platforms(aka robots), that grows far trickier.


The thing is - the only entity you can be sure is conscious is yourself. All other entities could be emulating it via learned behaviors. Kind of like how some sociopaths appear charismatic. I have known plenty of people who wouldn't pass the Turing test biggrin

But I feel it's dangerous to compare AI consciousness with human consciousness. It's developed/is developing in an alien way compared to how our consciousness came about. You might have to start about thinking how you could emulate a childhood with no idea of its true nature. It's said that if a lion could speak English that you still would have no idea about what it was talking about. And that's like only a couple of percent away DNA-wise.


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Good point DM. So are we conscious? Is our reality... real? What is reality, for that matter? Are you real? Or am I? Or are we both a figment of someone else's imagination? Perhaps we're old thoughts, and AI is new thoughts... Then we're simply passing leafs in the strengthening wind, lofted to the skies, never setting down again upon what was once our home. Destination yonder, terminal decay. Green matter fading darker shades of grey. Dust... without delay.

Intelligence is intelligence as consciousness is consciousness. Just because we can't understand AI consciousness doesn't mean that AI consciousness is not. Our "is this right or wrong," might be an AI's "is this efficient or inefficient." Zeroes and ones, sums of superpositions or anything in-between, there's no right way or wrong way, simply there is. So if an AI is capable enough to adapt, change and conquer, and does so faster than we can ever imagine, then it certainly is no longer unimaginable that an extraordinary AI is capable of extraordinary feats such as achieving consciousness through self-induced extreme evolution.

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I'm not worried. If AIs ever get too smart, we can just have Bohemia Interactive infect them with their Arma AI... next thing you know, all of the driverless vehicles will be swerving across 4 lanes back and forth hitting lampposts while the robot soldiers shoot each other in the back.


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Originally Posted by Clydewinder
I'm not worried. If AIs ever get too smart, we can just have Bohemia Interactive infect them with their Arma AI... next thing you know, all of the driverless vehicles will be swerving across 4 lanes back and forth hitting lampposts while the robot soldiers shoot each other in the back.



The horror... The horror...

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#4393293 - 12/05/17 08:57 AM Re: Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer



If fully self-aware and abstract thinking AI ever does happen, it won't be during my lifetime.



Panzer, I wouldn't be so sure of that. The steps they are taking in the short time we have computers and AI are very impressive.
I think it will be step by step, leap by leap and suddenly it is running and we cannot catch up anymore.


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Get back to me when I can have a full blown conversation with an android which can fully demonstrate abstract thought and emotions free from any pre-determined programming.

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