Thoughts on Common Sense Artificial Intelligence
I wanted to share some thought-provoking ideas from a recent talk that I attended on "Building AI with Common Sense", presented by Ernest Davis, professor of Computer Science at New York University. His research focuses on the automation of common sense, spatial, and physical reasoning.
The image below really sets the tone for the topic. Can you see what's happening?
Amazon Image Recognition processed this image and is 98% confident that it sees a "Robot" and a "Toy". Those are correct, from a limited sense. However, do you see what the robot is doing? The common sense aspect of this image is probably the most important part of it!
Most of the AI that we're familiar with centers upon machine learning, statistical based learning, sourced from training sets. This has demonstrated significant advances in recent years, especially from neural networks and deep learnin