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Are we being
replaced by
machines?
Not yet, but
we’re
working on
it.

Are we being replaced by machines? Not yet, but we’re working on it.

Algorithms are pieces of code that break every job into a series of steps and have a machine manage it. And they are the plankton of AI (Artificial Intelligence).  They’ve been around, in some form, since the dawn of humanity. But up to now, we needed our own carbon-based units to make them. They were, […]



CONVERSATIONAL
AI, THE ZENO
MACHINE
RUNNING ON
“G.U.M.”

CONVERSATIONAL AI, THE ZENO MACHINE RUNNING ON “G.U.M.”

  Great it was to be alive, but to be a computational linguist in the eighties was very heaven. Then the AI winter came. In 1987 the US Strategic Computing Initiative admitted the failure of full machine intelligence and stopped funding AI. That was it. It took 30 years to come back and again there […]


AI, Chatbots
and The
Future of
Medicine

AI, Chatbots and The Future of Medicine

AI, Chatbots and The Future of Medicine Back in 1996 the leaders of medicine gathered in Washington D.C. at the IOM headquarters to to discuss something revolutionary and important: health information becoming available to the public on the web. I was probably the youngest person in the room. One of the doctors I revered stood […]


20 Things I
Learned
During
FOGM#17

20 Things I Learned During FOGM#17

10th Annual  — Future of Genomic Medicine March 2 - March 3, 2017 | La Jolla, California Cognitive decline is synapse loss (‘use it or lose it’). Microglia are the sort of bio-bots that eat synapses with low page rankings. The only generative ML some researchers seemed to use was Bayes. No NN at all because […]


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