Mark Cuban tells Kyle Bass AI will ‘change everything’

Ultimately the goal is the hope to create human-level intelligence.

Honestly, my most immediate concern with AI would be people overestimating its capabilities.


“The computer said it was fine, so we don’t need real world testing and validation or oversight” seems to be a potential future mantra for MBA’s looking to cut costs.

We have no idea how to do that. Everything in AI, from expert systems which are only as good as their creators to neural networks which are statistical methods only as good as their dataset, are only “as good as” their inputs. Even the newest creations that focus on adding memory to neural networks, see EntNet for instance or Google’s equivalent “Differentiable Neural Computer”, isn’t there. They’re good, very good even. But they’re no where near a human in their breadth. Neural networks are highly specific (relatively speaking).

The problem with these debates is that they all hinge on “once“. We have no idea how to do that. Sure if someone manages to build something that’s a super-intelligence then fine. But we’re not at Person of Internet “The Machine” level of AI yet. We don’t know what the future holds. Zuckerberg is also wrong in, as the article mentions, a lot of what Facebook uses isn’t actually AI. But, Zuckerberg is also wrong in saying that AI will only ever be good because of the intentions of the creator (effectively, I don’t really remember what he said exactly but that’s okay for this point). AI can be bad even in our limited forms. An autonomous car could, theoretically, have data and a random seed such that it “deliberately” (quotes because it’s just an algorithm) tries to kill someone for some reason (this is personification at it’s finest..).


AI is neither good nor bad as we know it and for the foreseeable future it shall remain so. It’s all dependent on your data and is deterministic (given a random seed, whether or not that random seed is truly random depends on your input sources etc. etc. etc. but AI is just algorithms given that input).


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