Cybernetic Explanation, Purpose and AI:

Harish's Notebook - My notes... Lean, Cybernetics, Quality & Data Science.

In today’s post, I am following the theme of cybernetic explanation that I talked about in my last post – The Monkey’s Prose – CyberneticExplanation. I recently listened to the talks given as part of the Tenth International Conference on Complex Systems. I really enjoyed the keynote speech by the Herb. A. Simon award winner, Melanie Mitchell. She told the story of a project that her student did where the AI was able to recognize whether there was an animal in a picture or not with good accuracy. Her student dug deep into the AI’s model. The AI is taught to identify a characteristic by showing a large number of datasets (in this case pictures with and without animals). The AI is shown which picture has an animal and which picture does not. The AI comes up with an algorithm based on the large dataset. The correct answers…

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