Rodney Brooks, founder, Rethink Robotics
Andrew Ng, CEO, Landing.AI
Andrew Moore, dean, Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science
The victory of the Libratus AI over four top professional poker players. This victory in no-limit Texas Hold ’em heralds a new kind of game in which the AI has to take into account that its opponent might be deliberately misleading. In a world of increasing scrutiny of what information is real or unreal, it is amazing that we are seeing the emergence of a new generation of AI that is more skeptical about raw facts.
Greg Diamos, senior researcher, Baidu
This year I was extremely impressed by the team of researchers at Stanford University who developed the first AI radiologists, which can detect heart arrhythmias and better inform human doctors. I think medical applications of AI will be very visible and surprising to many people as technology develops.
Azeem Azhar, founder Peer Index, curator The Exponential View
- The first was a talk by Kate Crawford (of Microsoft Research), who described how machine learning algorithms can go wrong, reinforcing and amplifying existing prejudices.
- The second is a paper by Adrian Weller (of the University of Cambridge), on building algorithmic systems that map to our intuitions of fairness. It is essential that we manage the downsides addressed by Kate and Adrian in order to spur the acceptance of the tech.
The biggest AI stories of 2017