Autonomous vehicles will NOT bring us true Artificial Intelligence

There is a fierce debate on whether autonomous vehicles are possible because driving requires all the sophistication of human intelligence. The argument is there are too many variables and situations that require human level intelligence, therefore either we never get autonomous vehicles or we solve artificial general intelligence (AGI). We will absolutely have autonomous vehicles… Continue reading Autonomous vehicles will NOT bring us true Artificial Intelligence

Tailoring your information diet on reddit

I love reddit for surfing the internet around specific topics. I subscribe to 30+ topics like /r/cogsci and /r/compsci. I I noticed that reading reddit would change my mood, I would become more anxious and excited reading about certain topics. A lot of my subreddits are technology and science related and so I would get… Continue reading Tailoring your information diet on reddit

Heuristics to know if we have reached true human level artificial intelligence

The Turing test is the main test we use to test computer intelligence, and its not very good. There are other heuristics we can use to know if a computer system has reached human level intelligence: it can recognize itself versus the environment. It can recognize the concept of “I”, the self. It most likely… Continue reading Heuristics to know if we have reached true human level artificial intelligence

On eliminating negative thoughts – Can your glass always be half full?

Our monkey minds are constantly commenting on everything around us. Some of thoughts can be very negative and send us into a downward spiral. I’ve been experimenting with noticing these negative thoughts and seeing if I can think about some positive aspect of that thought. For example if I get annoyed about waiting in line,… Continue reading On eliminating negative thoughts – Can your glass always be half full?

Incentivize older people to use autonomous vehicles to increase adoption

Fatal vehicle accidents spike up with drivers over 70 years old. Check out this graph of driving accidents grouped by age in the United States: No one wants to lose a loved one earlier than necessary. As people get older, driving gets harder due to failing health. The accident rate for autonomous vehicles is decreasing… Continue reading Incentivize older people to use autonomous vehicles to increase adoption

The goalpost for Artificial Intelligence has never moved

When you read about Artificial Intelligence, there is always a huge debate on whether or not we are getting closer to true human level Artificial Intelligence. Lots of people claim that AI is completely possible, its just that we as a human race keep moving the goalpost, or changing the definition of AI. And so… Continue reading The goalpost for Artificial Intelligence has never moved