October 7, 1913 changed the automotive industry forever. This is the day when the assembly line for making the Ford Model T car began to operate.
Everyone who dreams about making a true, strong, actual AI, should start from treating it as it was a child, and ask questions like: what happens if AI has bad parents/teachers; what does make a teacher/parent good or bad; how to assess the quality of a teacher/parent (and many more which people have been asking for many years about actual adults raising actual kids).
The old woman looks at the soldier and does not take her eyes off.
The soldier took out a spoon, stirred the brew and tried it.
- Well, how is it? - asked the old woman.
- It will be ready soon - the soldier replies, - it's a pity, though, that there is no little salt in it.
- I have salt, take some.
The soldier took some salt, salted, tried the brew again.
- Good! If only it had a handful of grains in there!
The old woman began to fuss, ran out, and brought from somewhere a bag of grains.
- Take it, fill it as you need.
He filled a brew with grain. Brewed, cooked, stirred, tried.
The old woman is staring at the soldier, she cannot move her eyes away from him.
- Mmm, the porridge tastes good! - The soldier licked his lips - if there were a bit of
butter in it, it would be a real treat.
And butter was there, the old woman quickly found it.
- Now, old woman, just put some bread and get the spoon: we'll eat porridge from
They ate porridge.
- I really didn’t think that you could make such a good porridge from just an ax - the
old woman says in awe.
Then the old woman asks:
- Solder! When are we going to eat the ax?
- You see, mam, it did not boil enough, still hard - said the soldier - somewhere on
the road I'll cook it more and eat for my breakfast!
And at once he hid the ax in his knapsack, said good-bye to the lady, and went on
walking to another village.
So the soldier and the porridge ate and the ax got!”
Anyone who is interested in a collaboration on this project can reach me at TeachOlogy@teachology.xyz.
P.S. since I am a normal person, my views on things evolve over time. This link guides to an older opinion on the intersection between education and innovations: http://www.gomars.xyz/30us.html
P.P.S. There is a common misunderstanding of what does AI mean. The literal reading is "Artificial Intelligence". But we need to keep in mind, that currently a true artificial intelligence - as an entity of this world, as something material, presentable, usable - does not exist. What does exist is an artificially created pattern recognition system(s) (a device - in a general meaning of this word), which is (a) trainable, and (b) has elements of self-training. This system has several specific realizations, which differ by (a) the underlying structure; (b) specific area/domain of recognizable patterns. And currently, none of those realizations can operate outside of the domain it was trained to analyze. Which makes those realizations non-intelligent (or animal-level "intelligent"), because the mission and the core ability of an intelligence/intellect is creating solutions to problems which have never been solved before ( (c) Valentin Voroshilov)
BTW: A human brain is a composition of networks of networks of networks with a huge number of active elements (which makes it able to create solutions to problems which have never been solve before); currently manufactured AI is a network with a dismal number of active elements. Like an excavator is better at digging than a man, current AI is better at certain task than a man. But it cannot think and feel and will not learn it any time soon. That is why all publications about emotions, ethics, morality and danger of AI represent a nice scientifically packed version of science fiction (even an exponential rise will take decades to get from thousands of active elements to hundreds of billions).
Everyone who has a slightest interest in AI should do it, too. I would like to point at only three (of many) interesting moments.
Dr. Valentin Voroshilov
Education Advancement Professionals
The voices of my students
"The Backpack Full of Cahs": pointing at a problem, not offering a solution
Essentials of Teaching Science
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