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by M.G. Siegler


Talking AI Disruption With the Man Who Built Google’s ‘Brain’

Andrew Ng, Baidu’s chief AI scientist (formerly at Google), talking to Victor Luckerson:

I think 2017 will be the year of the conversational computer.

Agreed. Meanwhile, on the state of AI:

Just as the Industrial Revolution freed up humanity from a lot of repetitive physical drudgery, I think AI will free up humanity from a lot of mental drudgery. 

That's an interesting way to frame it. As is this:

I’ve been using this analogy that AI is the new electricity. About 100 years ago, electrification transformed agriculture, transportation, manufacturing. Industry after industry was transformed by electricity. I think AI is now in a similar position to transform industry after industry.


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