owenSoft.net http://owensoft.net/ en http://owensoft.net http://owensoft.net/favicon.ico owenSoft.net http://owensoft.net/ Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and big data is a dead end (Articles) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2352/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2352/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2307.jpg" /></a><p>Let me just preface this to say that I have no fear of machines taking over or somehow putting everyone <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQSlDJ23Cwk' title='out of work'>out of work</a>. Machines will definitely put some people out of work but not everyone. In fact I think pollution, inflation, crime and poverty are bigger problems than a robot apocalypse. The future robot overlords might even save us from our selfish ways.</p><p>That being said I do not think we are there yet or even close to simulating the brain and letting computers solve our problems for us. I often think of the brain as a simulation rather than a running program. The only concept I have really delved into or written about until now is my <a rel='external' href='/v4/item/1354/' title='general theory on dreams'>general theory on dreams</a>. In this article I will rant more about Artificial intelligence and where I think we are going wrong.</p><h4>All your data</h4><p>The current push is to gather as much data as possible in my view is a dead end. Gathering lots if data will help you solve spelling errors and do search really quickly but it is only for things you already know. How much data do we really need? No matter how much data you throw into AI there is still the flaw which is in the programming model itself. The brain is not <a rel='external' href='https://www.reddit.com/r/neuro/comments/tzumq/is_the_human_brain_an_asynchronous_synchronous_or/' title='asynchronous'>asynchronous</a>. A human can have many ideas in play at the same time with little data. But the current trend in AI is pretty much the same as it was in the 80s we just have more data and faster computers. Its the same pattern matching we have been doing for years. You give the computer a question and goes down a list of answers.</p><h4>Pattern matching</h4><p>To me pattern matching is too simple a process. I think brain is doing more than that. Yes pattern matching is a big part of it but I would guesstimate that the brain is compiling programs in real time against multiple languages and data sets in a mesh or grid data store - something that we cannot do at the moment - if we would then we have had cool stuff already. It is not matching a pattern but move to a state when all the cards are close together. The brain&#039;s data store has to be some kind of data meets program. This data store is not only &quot;data&quot; but a &quot;program&quot;, &quot;file system&quot; and <a rel='external' href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_(computing)' title='bus'>bus</a> at the same time. In current computers these are physically separate things which creates <a rel='external' href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottleneck_(software)' title='bottlenecks'>bottlenecks</a> everywhere.</p><p>Pattern matching is asynchronous. If we keep going down the road of pattern matching we will just keep going through more and more data until we run out of <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG2ESDGwHHY' title='bandwidth'>bandwidth</a>, storage or time. The brain has to be doing something more clever along the lines of a real time linker. The brain might be constantly compiling but never &quot;executes&quot; in the classic sense. Why wait to execute when you can come conclusions at anytime? You just need enough data to act or come to a conclusion.</p><h4>Is there a Brain BIOS?</h4><p>Alex proposed a theory about finding the BIOS or some kind of small base program which human has in common but yet it is unlikely. The BIOS concept seems to be what machine learning is targeting. A base set of code in which to put all the world&#039;s information so that we can find a simple pattern which we can use to do pattern matching AGAIN!</p><p>But what if there is none? What if the brain contains many such programs? There might be no one central point of operations in the human brain. The machine learning that system that you are dumping all your information into might just be doing the same thing with 1kb of data <a rel='external' href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rdINNHLYaQ' title='that it does with 1 terabyte'>that it does with 1 terabyte</a>.</p><p>[bu]Big Data as Artificial Intelligence[/url]<br />AI in its current state is trying mimic a clever system with lots of data. It&#039;s like a person using a bulldozer because they don&#039;t know how to use a shovel. And that same person keeps buying bigger and bigger bulldozers and still can&#039;t do what a shovel can do because they are too focused the big picture. They use the bulldozer in the hopes that somewhere along the line they will figure out the shovel.</p><p>If I do a web search on &quot;what is the speed of light?&quot; I will get several links to web pages containing information. While this may seem impressive the act of knowing that light has a &quot;speed&quot; and actively deciding to search for it is the part of being &quot;intelligent&quot; - not the search itself. But many see the &quot;search&quot; as revolutionary to the point where they are impressed by Netflix suggestions based on the movies you watch. All this is simply a side effect of having a large database. You could come to allot of conclusions if you had a million data points but you will learn very little. In order to learn more you will have to get more data and more and more into infinity. The only advantage in big data now is being the data gatekeeper.</p><h4>Conclusion</h4><p>Either way these are all theories. Eventually we might discover a way to store all the worlds information and still be alive to see it. One thing is certain; light speed is constant. Light speed is the fastest you can compute and therefore the data you have and the speed of computation are linked. You can&#039;t look at big data and interpret it at the same time. And certainly not at the speed of light. There will always be lag. Hence the brain must more clever than it is fast. If we ever hope to actually start making new strides in AI we need to drop the old hat tricks and focus on being clever as opposed to being fast.</p><p>p.s. open sourcing your AI framework is not going to help make it better. Its like throwing bodies at a dead project.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2352/#comment">Post your comments on this article</a></p> 2016-12-17 08:36:15 Isle Of Bones (Logbook) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2351/ <p>First day of my Christmas vacation was spent washing shirts so that I do not have to wash them when I come back. I have to avoid addictions, especially things that consume resources. I have to spend time away from it all. It does not help that the auto parts dealership across the road has been playing music the entire day. I have to clear my head and organise my holiday projects that I will attempt to finish - unlikely, but one must always keep striving for a better self - for completion.</p><p>A flood of 2017 Soca has once again graced my stereo. Will I spend another year listening to a hundred songs until I narrow down my list of favorites. Sometimes my focus gets the better of me. It is never as good as the first time. I will compare everything to 2015 because that is my reference point. A point of reference is like a corner stone.</p><p>Most things do not matter to me. The foolish wants of the inconsiderate. The whims of impatience. I have no time for temporary desires that sway back and forth like waves hitting the shoreline. There is precious little time in which you have to do the things you need to do. How you view the world and how the world views you are separate things. If you choose to stay inside your own box and cast your view onto the world and let it reflect that is your choice - you are only limiting you self by constantly asking the wrong questions.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2351/#comment">make a comment</a></p> 2016-12-17 08:06:56 Ride Like The Wind (Logbook) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2350/ <p>Sometimes you can guess what I am up to but most times I am trying not to count my eggs before they hatch. Waiting in the tall grass. Of course there is nothing wrong with counting your eggs early but hope flies like a dove on the wind. Before long you will be dreaming of what you would do with all that money you win in the lottery.</p><p>Trigger words: eventually how you sound will be the only thing that people use to relate to each other on the internet. If one can maintain the cadence and are so fluent that they can become the physical embodiment of other people&#039;s worst nightmares - images painted on the wall of their mind - a sort of VR world running in parallel with reality. I am writing a script for a cyber punk movie called &quot;safe space&quot;. its going to be awesome.</p><p>Fear is a special feeling. Often uncontrollable like wind that follows you continuously swirling up and down the inner regions of your mind. Enclosed inside your skull. I think people need a outlet for their fears which is why we watch movies which are inflated versions of reality and look for bogeymen under our beds. Eventually the wind will engulf you and you and your fears will become one person. Let go.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2350/#comment">make a comment</a></p> 2016-12-15 07:24:51 Hangin out at Suncape (The random photo journal) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2349/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2349/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2303.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2349/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2304.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2349/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2305.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2349/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2306.jpg" /></a><p></p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2349/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2016-12-09 08:39:27 National cream thins (Food and Eats) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2348/ <p>Sour Cream and Onion flavored crackers. It is like regular cream thins but with a hit of sour cream. They are good if you already like cream crackers. I give it a 7 out of 10.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2348/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2300.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2348/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2301.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2348/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2302.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2348/#comment">comment on this food</a></p> 2016-12-04 18:42:03 Soldanza Dasheen Chips (Food and Eats) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2347/ <p>I am undecided on this one. I think the only appeal of this is the salt but you milage may vary. The plantain chips are still better.</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2347/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2299.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2347/#comment">comment on this food</a></p> 2016-12-02 06:28:17 National Gallery of Jamaica (Low Life) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2346/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2346/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2296.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2346/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2297.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2346/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2298.jpg" /></a><p>No description</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2346/#comment">comment</a></p> 2016-11-29 07:02:54 On the menu: Devon House ice cream (Food and Eats) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2345/ <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2345/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2295.jpg" /></a><p>Besides the long lines the ice cream is still quite good.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2345/#comment">comment on this food</a></p> 2016-11-27 18:15:13 Light reading (The random photo journal) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2344/ <p>Saw this is someone&#039;s office and figured I will breeze through it during a slow day. Published in 1996 or there abouts</p> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2344/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2293.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2344/"><img src="http://owensoft.net/v4/photo/thumb/2294.jpg" /></a> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2344/#comment">add comment</a></p> 2016-11-25 14:23:24 Redemption Song (Logbook) http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2343/ <p>Money comes and goes. Either you have it or you survive as best you can and as long as you can without it. There are not enough resources in the world to fulfill the wants, needs or desires of every single person. You are not special. If there are 10 people in the room 2 of them are likely to be murderers or thieves. We all just ants in an ant hill trying to survive until the sun explodes. Pride comes before the fall.</p><p>It is often hard to differentiate between what we need and what we want. Everything is a soup of data, monkeys and configuration. The things we want will cloud the things we need like musical ringtones when you call a phone - who needs to hear music while you wait someone to pick up? ANSWER THE PHONE! You are wasting my time.</p><p>I bought some airfilters online. It cost me the same amount in taxes just to clear it at customs though cheaper than buying a plane ticket and flying to England to get them myself. Everything is slowly moving towards choas - especially cars. Cars are like your favourite cheesecake - it goes bad look at it for too long BUT you will have none to eat later if you eat it too quickly. There is some median rate at which you should eat cheese cake and still be able to enjoy it but I have yet to discover it.</p> <p><strong>by owen</strong> <a href="http://owensoft.net/v4/item/2343/#comment">make a comment</a></p> 2016-11-22 09:15:10