Kaminskiy famously appointed a robot to his company board, explaining that it could provide opinions "not immediately obvious to humans" and, er, automate due diligence
This is what 'care in the community' and underfunding mental health leads to.
Unlike some of the people who invented it, the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI has "no doubts" that artificial intelligence will bring "tangible and practical deliverables" to the UK – if only the right sort of people use it. Caution about expecting too much from today's AI has been urged by neuroscientist Gary Marcus (PDF …
Out-of-touch bunch of unelected, inbred, weak-chinned cast-offs from an earlier time?
There's now only 92 hereditary peers in the House of Lords, plus 26 bishops. Meanwhile there are 676 "life peers", the vast majority being nominees of ill informed greasy parliamentarians.
So perhaps you could recast your aspersion in more accurate terms?
By Royal Appointment and Public Charter
As ever with the consultariat class and today's VCs, there's a plea for more government support (aka funding).
The Promise of Certainty in Crashing and/or Crushing Democratic Operating System with Daemon Executive Administrations would both provide and guarantee whatever IT takes and is needed.
Is a Secured Unmitigated Catastrophe necessary for Future Common Sense to Prevail and Avail Subjects with Assets for Objective Use and Sharing?
Do you really wanna Try Out that Designedly Diabolical Root?
And with VCs with heavy AI investments now speaking on behalf of the House of Lords, a sceptic may wonder if the institution has vacated its historical role completely.
A future realist would recognise its historic role enhanced and emboldened and empowered with AIdDrivers Running Programs in Other Worldy Directions.
How would you compete with that? Would you try to shut IT's Information for IntelAIgents down? Try to Erase a Proven Fact?
That would be certainly classified as a Mad Folly with a Fiction Chasing a Mention in Dispatches of Quantum Communications in Live Operational Virtual Environments.
Keep Things Simple, Don't Go There .... is Sound Stable Advice.
If you defy and deny logic, where are you at? Anywhere sane and thriving?
But in the end I just decided that life's too short.
* I hope they now throw lots of money at me after writing a bad joke, as they have done so at the authors of this bad joke of a report. I'll bring in a crappy robot to tell it if necessary.
Government requires artificial intelligence ... because it lacks any other kind.
Imagine presenting your shiny new AIBot to the committee.
—"Goofacesoft's new bot, sitting here in front of you, is guaranteed to be as intelligent and capable as a living, breathing human."
——"That is a most impressive claim. We take it you have been training AIBot at Oxford, Cambridge, and so on?"
—"Not exactly. We wanted it to reflect the capabilties found in government."
——"Very well. So let me ask instead, what is the overall level of AIBot's intelligence? How far does its brain exceed that of the late Prof Hawking, for instance?"
—"It doesn't have the Prof's particular scientific genius. As I said, we had a specific government focus."
——"Specialisation makes sense, I suppose. Which of our brightest and most talented civil servants would AIBot compare to, then?"
—"The civil service were too busy, alas. We trained AIBot using some Members of Parliament who were available."
——"Excellent! Decision-makers. An inspired opportunity, I should say! Which MPs devoted their experience and brilliance to the programme?"
... [long pause]
—"We used Iain Duncan Smith, Angela Leadsom and Owen Paterson."
... [AIBot starts singing "Daisy"]
——"Master-at-Arms! Remove the Goofacesoft executive from this committee room and take that machine to the Hazardous Waste Incinerator."
The question that we (as fresh faced undergrads) attempted to answer in the mid 80's is as pertinant now as it was then:
What is AI?
It was defined then as something like "a machine that is demonstrably self aware, able to take rational decisions based not only on its human programmed models but also based on models produced by itself from its own input data''
What do the Lords think it is? At present I feel it's something like "Really powerful computer things that can do stuff like blockchain and interrogate huge quantities of data" which is demonstrably not AI.
Perhaps only when the Lords get a grip on what the proper answer to the question is, and *anyone* can demonstrate that they can *theoretically* produce a device capable of "AI", should the Government be thinking of investing hundreds of millions into it. Otherwise treat it as any other research.
At the present time, I seriously believe "AI" is as much snake oil now as it was in the 80's.
If it is a self-aware computer, then we are no closer to it now than when Unix was first released. Outside of the desktop, most computers run some sort of *nix, and whether or not you think Windows is better, I'm sure you agree that it has exactly the same level of self-awareness as *nix type systems, ie none.
And their father gave them both a large sum of money, asking that they look after it.
On their fathers return, he called his sons to him and asked each in turn to account for the money he had given them for safekeeping .
The first son explained how he had used nearly all the money to investigate crossing seed varieties to make a better, more hardy and productive crop, and the result was an immediate increase in yields, so much so they had enough spare to feed hungry neighbours and sell the rest recouping the investment thrice fold.
The father greatly praised him for his diligent and worthy works.
Bolstered by this, the second son stepped forward exclaiming he had invested the money in A.I. which would surpass the achievements of his brother and bring untold wealth and fortune to the family.
The father leaned forward asking "And what can I see of this great accomplishment?"
"I'm afraid I am not the only one investigating A.I. and will require funding beyond what my competitors already have on hand if we are to win the race"
"This appears meritorious" said the father, "What sum of money will secure our future in this field?"
"Oh, about five trillion dollars"
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