BIG DATA WITH MAX WELLING: BIG DATA AND AI


Big Data and AI

Max Welling, Research chair in Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam and VP technologies Qualcomm Netherlands, talks about about machine learning, big data, artificial intelligence, historical data, deep learning and algorithms.

Lütfiye Sehrazad Uzun

In response to Baldur Helgason

Although big data provides great opportunities for a broad of areas including e-commerce, industrial control and smart medical, it poses many challenging issues on data mining and information processing due to its characteristics of large volume, large variety, large velocity and large veracity.

Data mining may lead to serious issues in terms of data security, privacy and governance. For example, when a retailer analyzes the purchase details, it reveals information about buying habits and preferences of customers without their permission.

Raakel Laukkanen

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the hottest jobs in the industry right now. 2018 has seen an even bigger leap in interest in these fields and it is expected to grow exponentially in the next five years! For instance, did you know that more than 50,000 positions related to Data and Analytics are currently vacant in India?

Baldur Helgason

Although big data provides great opportunities for a broad of areas including e-commerce, industrial control and smart medical, it poses many challenging issues on data mining and information processing due to its characteristics of large volume, large variety, large velocity and large veracity.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helga Breitner

In response to Vincent Fournier

Hi Yoga,

I think that the great success of AlphaZero is due to the fact that it did not "assimilated hundreds of years of chess knowledge and tactics". It just started from scratch and found a complete new way to play chess, this is also why it is so successfull.

What would  be great here would be to re-train the same machine from zero to see if it found another complete new way to play it or it find the same strategies found the AlphaZero. That should be really interesting... if the same pattern is recreated, then we should conclude that there are meta-rules for playing chess that we don't see, but computer constantly finds.

 

I remember reading something about this on the web.  The one thing that I found really memorable was the fact that the computer used his King as an attacking piece!..

Vincent Fournier

In response to YogaFan

Susan,

I just want to add another example here.  AlphaZero, an AI computer program, in 2017 proved itself to be the world’s greatest ever chess champion, thrashing a previous title-holder, another AI system called Stockfish 8, in a 100-game marathon.  So far, so nerdy, and possibly something only chess devotees or computer geeks might get excited about.  But what’s so frighteningly clever about AlphaZero is that it taught itself chess in just four hours. It was simply given the rules and — crucially — instructed to learn how to win by playing against itself. In doing so, it assimilated hundreds of years of chess knowledge and tactics — but then went on to surpass all previous human invention in the game.

Hi Yoga,

I think that the great success of AlphaZero is due to the fact that it did not "assimilated hundreds of years of chess knowledge and tactics". It just started from scratch and found a complete new way to play chess, this is also why it is so successfull.

What would  be great here would be to re-train the same machine from zero to see if it found another complete new way to play it or it find the same strategies found the AlphaZero. That should be really interesting... if the same pattern is recreated, then we should conclude that there are meta-rules for playing chess that we don't see, but computer constantly finds.

 

Fabricio Ruiz

In response to Rosanne Ostberg

From what I understand AI (or Artificial Intelligence) is defined as the ability of a computer or a robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings.  Can someone provide a few good examples of AI being used in real life?

Rosanne,

For example the automation infrastructure of a leather garments plant based in Bangladesh that exports its products to the entire European market will be able to judge market requirements for the coming winter season in much accurate and insightful manner if it is able to access and analyze big data reports about the market, financial and weather conditions of that area throughout the year.

YogaFan

In response to Susan Boil

If am not mistaken, last year at the biggest E-sports event in the world the Dota 2 international championship, a small team of Ai developers introduced an Ai robot specifically designed to play 1 versus 1: "The bot learned the game from scratch by self-play, and does not use imitation learning or the tree search. This is a step towards building Ai systems which accomplish well-defined goals in messy, complicated situations involving real himans"

Susan,

I just want to add another example here.  AlphaZero, an AI computer program, in 2017 proved itself to be the world’s greatest ever chess champion, thrashing a previous title-holder, another AI system called Stockfish 8, in a 100-game marathon.  So far, so nerdy, and possibly something only chess devotees or computer geeks might get excited about.  But what’s so frighteningly clever about AlphaZero is that it taught itself chess in just four hours. It was simply given the rules and — crucially — instructed to learn how to win by playing against itself. In doing so, it assimilated hundreds of years of chess knowledge and tactics — but then went on to surpass all previous human invention in the game.

John McLeod

In response to Rosanne Ostberg

From what I understand AI (or Artificial Intelligence) is defined as the ability of a computer or a robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings.  Can someone provide a few good examples of AI being used in real life?

For example, Google’s AI-Powered Predictions: using anonymized location data from smartphones, Google Maps (Maps) can analyze the speed of movement of traffic at any given time. And, with its acquisition of crowdsourced traffic app Waze in 2013, Maps can more easily incorporate user-reported traffic incidents like construction and accidents. Access to vast amounts of data being fed to its proprietary algorithms means Maps can reduce commutes by suggesting the fastest routes to and from work.
Professor Dodds

@Lin,


Related to your comment that machines may be able to learn one day, I would like to bring up another point.  If (and that’s a big IF) we reach a stage where humanoid AI robots match human capacities (or even less intelligent animals like rats) in awareness, sentience and intelligence, we’ll have to decide if they should be granted certain rights, freedoms and protections.

Susan Boil

If am not mistaken, last year at the biggest E-sports event in the world the Dota 2 international championship, a small team of Ai developers introduced an Ai robot specifically designed to play 1 versus 1: "The bot learned the game from scratch by self-play, and does not use imitation learning or the tree search. This is a step towards building Ai systems which accomplish well-defined goals in messy, complicated situations involving real himans"

Vardeep Edwards

I was really interested to hear that smart algorithms are a form of AI, as I considered AI to more about machine learning in the future. 

Slobodan Pavlicic

Computational power is what drives the evolution of AI.  From what I understand GPU’s (Graphics Processing Units) are pretty important when it comes to computational power and it seems like we started using them about a decade ago.  Here is an image of one such unit.

Rosanne Ostberg

From what I understand AI (or Artificial Intelligence) is defined as the ability of a computer or a robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings.  Can someone provide a few good examples of AI being used in real life?

Lin

Your explanation of what happens when we learn helped me understand how neural networks work at all. I would imagine machines may be designed to learn in a similar way.

tobias sorensen

Very interesting discussion on Deep Learning. 


 

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