Intelligence is not Artificial

by piero scaruffi

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(These are excerpts from my book "Intelligence is not Artificial")

Teaser: Learning to Chat

Daniel Schwartz, dean of Stanford's Graduate School of Education, gave a talk in January 2018 about how students learn to reason when they train their teaching agent. The teaching agent is an A.I. system that is designed to teach them a particular subject. It turns out that the most valuable learning for the students consists in learning how to reason, and that happens when they train the teaching agent, not when they use it.
I think that this is true in general. The person who architects and trains a neural network learns as the network is learning. Building an A.I. system is an extremely formative experience. On the other hand, if you only use an A.I. agent, you don't learn much, and you might actually get dumber (because you will simply be delegating "intelligent" thinking to your A.I. agent).
The screenwriter of a conversational experience (of a "chatbot" experience) probably learns a lot more about the topic than the user of the conversational agent (of the chatbot) ever will.

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