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Artificial Intelligence: AGI, AI, API – and AIPI?

What do A(G)Is and APIs have in common? Well, neither of them mean quite what they used to mean. As we said in my previous post, AI originally meant AGI, which meant designing an artificial brain. But that got watered down over time. AI came to mean whatever AI researchers researched. An API makes programming easier, because it defines what you will get back if you make you make a request of the interface. Like AIs, APIs have been around for a long time. Back in the 1980s, AIs were usually an abstraction layer within a monolithic operating or software [...]

By | 2017-08-22T07:23:06+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

Artificial Intelligence, AGIs and APIs: What are AGIs?

The term "artificial intelligence" was coined in 1955 by John McCarthy as the title of a workshop at Dartmouth College in 1956. But AI as we know had already been around for a few years by then. McCulloch and Pitts published their original paper on neural nets in 1943. Wiener's Cybernetics appeared in 1948. Turing's seminal Mind paper in which he defined the Turing Test was published in 1950 and he was giving talks on the topic on the BBC around the same time. Ashby invented the homeostat in the late 1940s and published Design for a Brain in 1952. [...]

By | 2017-08-17T04:43:20+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment