On November 2, 2015, Steve Omohundro will speak at the Deep Learning Applications Meetup at the Mixtile Lab in Mountain View about “Semantics, Deep Learning, and the Transformation of Business”:
The event is free and all are welcome!
Here are the slides: Semantics, Deep Learning, and the Transformation of Business
Semantics, Deep Learning, and the Transformation of Business
by Steve Omohundro, Ph.D.
Deep learning is likely to have a big impact on business. McKinsey predicts that AI and robotics will create $50 trillion of value over the next 10 years. Over $1 billion of venture investment has gone to 250 deep learning startups over the past year. Deep learning systems have recently broken records in speech recognition, image recognition, image captioning, translation, drug discovery and other tasks. Why is this happening now and how is it likely to play out? We review the development of AI and the pendulum swings between the “neats” and the “scruffies”. We describe traditional approaches to semantics through logics and grammars and the new deep learning vector semantics. We relate it to Roger Shepard’s cognitive geometry and the structure of biological networks. We also describe limitations of deep learning for safety and regulation. We show how it fits into the rational agent framework and discuss what the next steps may be.