back to article Free gift for all readers: Google's AutoML launch translated into plain English (where possible)

Google today tore the covers off something called Cloud AutoML, a new service that's part of its "mission to democratize AI." The technology is touted as artificial intelligence that can design artificial intelligence. In other words, rather than build your own machine-learning software, Google's Cloud AutoML will take your …

  1. FuzzyWuzzys

    Hmmmm, gigtons of juicy data to look over all uploaded by the idio...we mean user...sorry, customers.....hmmm nom, nom, nom!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Do you actually think someone's looks over it?

      What makes you believe apple, Microsoft, Facebook and others aren't doing exactly the same, just not as well?

      1. Dan 55 Silver badge

        Don't think he said any of what you assert.

        Sounds like a familiar way to try and derail the conversation though, AC.

        Keep drinking the kool-aid.

  2. ThaumaTechnician

    If we're willing to pay for the gift...

    Do we get anything extra?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    AI, Ai ai, I dislike the term Artificial Intelligence, as much as Emotional intelligence, as focusing upon emotions or intelligence is just an objectification of some part of the system. if that system were to be intelligent it would not be artificial. We could refer to it as non-human intelligence, but most AI is ML as stated above, Machine Learning and also DDD 'Data Directed Decisioning'. The (horrible) example of DDD is seen recently in Australia with the New South Wales government creating new transport timetables from Opal ticketing data, it failed to take into account the systems own functions and time buffers as well as the users purposes and needs, this in System analysis terms was like forgetting to interview the staff of a multi-dimensional enterprise when constricting a new and better system, basing it only on their perceived movements around the water cooler. You are only as good as the data you use.

    Having an open Machine Learning system may be useful but soon we will have Machines writing our learning systems provided we give them enough diverse data to understand our requirements.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Sounds like an automated version of Amazon Mechanical Turk...

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