A self-driving truck company shuts down

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A self-driving truck company shuts down
« on: March 20, 2020, 03:23:20 am »
There's some interesting commentary about the state of AI research in here.

"The biggest [problem], however, is that supervised machine learning doesn’t live up to the hype. It isn’t actual artificial intelligence akin to C-3PO, it’s a sophisticated pattern-matching tool."

https://medium.com/starsky-robotics-blog/the-end-of-starsky-robotics-acb8a6a8a5f5

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Re: A self-driving truck company shuts down
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 03:46:39 am »
There's some interesting commentary about the state of AI research in here.

That was a fascinating read and well worth the time. Thanks for posting.

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Rather than seeing exponential improvements in the quality of AI performance (a la Moore’s Law), we’re instead seeing exponential increases in the cost to improve AI systems — supervised ML seems to follow an S-Curve.

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S-curves are frequent in technological adoption (Moore’s Law is actually made up of a number of S curves as chip technologies continuously replace each other as the best candidate to continue the phenomenon’s overall curvature).

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Re: A self-driving truck company shuts down
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 08:52:14 am »
These kind of reports sway the consumer and also dependant half-businesses.   If you know how to make A.I. you dont give a crap about this kind of fear of unknown, cause its not unknown to you.

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Re: A self-driving truck company shuts down
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 10:26:19 am »
In the end what brought a promising company down was all about the Benjamins.
In time, you will learn to love your Robot Overlords.

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Re: A self-driving truck company shuts down
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 12:48:21 pm »
In the end what brought a promising company down was all about the Benjamins.

all about the wha'?

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Re: A self-driving truck company shuts down
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2020, 02:49:51 pm »
Benjamins = Money!! - Benjamin Franklin's portrait is on the $100 (USD).

"<As those breakthroughs failed to appear, the downpour of investor interest became a drizzle.>"
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