Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability for computers to think for themselves (though as we all know, computers can't actually think, and therefore AI is a huge waste of time). However, current AI is so dumb that the phrase "artifical stupidity" was coined to mock it.
I'm too lazy to keep writing, so I got an AI to write it for me.[edit | edit source]
OK, so AI still is not exactly "superhuman", but it's learning, which means it has potential to do a lot of jobs, just like humans can. Of course, we're not going to give them general intelligence, as that's way too hard for any human to achieve. But there are a lot of workarounds. One of the simplest is to teach AI by example.
In their paper "Artificial Intelligence by Example," researchers at MIT, Carnegie Mellon, and New York University claim to have developed "the first open-source set of teaching methods that leverage the data and computer power of a human brain." The work involved showing the AI computer images, and the scientists gave the AI an AI to teach itself.
The researchers claim that "the students", or the AI, were trained to recognize the human figures in the images without any explicit instructions on what was a human, an animal, or something else. The AI, or "students", could then spot the correct object after seeing other objects.
The paper published in the journal Nature says:
"We were surprised that our teaching method could improve the AI students' performance on a training set with images of faces by an average of 13.9 percent in less than an hour. Compared to most previous work in this area, our approach is a powerful and scalable one, and it also opens the possibility of allowing a human teacher to develop one's own training examples."
The researchers explain that the process of teaching by example is known as reinforcement learning, and it's a way for AI to learn by trial and error. As you can see from the video below, the AI is able to work out what's happening in the images just by looking at them, and it isn't until the program has seen enough images of the same thing that it starts to get an idea of what's a human and what's not.
And that's the end. Actually, this is frighteningly good for a rebuttal from an AI. I take back what I said.
Bonus: Decyclopedia described by InferKit[edit | edit source]
Decyclopedia is an English humor wiki. Unlike Uncyclopedia, a related humor wiki, Decyclopedia doesn't focus on satire exclusively and just focuses on humor in general. The title Decyclopedia is derived from the English expression "decyclopedia".
The name Decyclopedia was chosen to reflect the topic and popularity of the humor wiki, with the commonly used words "comic", "fact", and "encyclopedia" as attributes of a "comic encyclopedia".
The project was inspired by the success of the similar Uncyclopedia, which peaked in 2005 with 24,657 articles, the most ever for a English-language wiki.
Decyclopedia's articles primarily focus on definitions of jokes, an idea originally popularized by Chris Stoller in his book "Fun Knowledge".
The majority of articles, consisting of 800 out of the 1,000 articles, are also available as flash animations.
There is a Chinese version of Decyclopedia which is featured on the May 2007 (I) edition of ""Datuk"".
All characters are from here, here, here, and here.
Here's a quick catchup of articles on the first week of Decyclopedia's development and present.
Current articles [ edit ]
Horse in the News (just in time) [ edit ]
"As Horse Magazine writes: John Wayne does an Edgar Allen Poe "The Raven" and thus equips us all with our own 'song in the sky'."
"There are numerous tongue-in-cheek details about the animal"
How to get Home (when you're about to die) [ edit ]
"“Horses get trapped in barbed wire fences because they’re not like us. They can’t read maps.”"
Do You Have a Wheel? (if not, you'll die eventually) [ edit ]
"A useless vehicle that always runs out of fuel"
The First Ever (and only) Random (And Purely Useless) War Machine [ edit ]
"An experimental vehicle based on "Otto Lilienthal's" original bullet-beak design (partially destroyed)"
http://home.redvolution.com/decyclopedia/Decyclopedia.svg/Decyclopedia_1.svg/ Decyclopedia (revised) and the Great Red Ape War [ edit ]
(in original author's English)
http://home.redvolution.com/decyclopedia/ Decyclopedia The Definitive Guide to the Great Red Ape War War.
An outline of the war, starting from the Korean War, and the United Nations
All Aboard for the Great Ape War (in reverse order) [ edit ]
"There was an incident that caused both fleets to collude, and the battle lines were set"
http://home.redvolution.com/decyclopedia/The_Great_Ape_War_or_The_War of The First Fleet:_the_War_of_A_Second_Fleet.svg/ Decyclopedia (penguins.csv.csv) Decyclopedia
"It's time for piggies to man the cannons!"
http://home.redvolution.com/decyclopedia/The_Battle_of_the_Penguins.svg/ Decyclopedia of Dancing Chimpanzees [ edit ]
"We went to a party, and a few... dancers were there"
Another Unfriendly Animal & List of Stupid Animal Names [ edit ]
http://home.redvolution.com/decyclopedia/The_Ungrounded_Animal_List.svg/ Decyclopedia of... Things that are round [ edit ]
http://home.redvolution.com/decyclopedia/Dancing_things_of_round_color.svg/ Decyclopedia and the Amazing Feces [ edit ]
"This might be considered ungrammatical in the timespan of the IndustrialI didn't accidentally cut something off. The AI thought that it should end here. Oh, and don't bother trying to visit the website in this section. It doesn't exist. Also, what does the AI think we are, some fucking clickbait website? Actually, this credits what the AI wrote in the previous section even more.