This post is inspired by a @Twitter exchange with @ndcnn
In my first book, #TheTechWhisperer published by @PenguinIndia , there is a weird and wonderful chapter on #AI ( #ArtificialInteligence ), written by an #AI !
How did this happen?
How did an #AI write its biography? Computers have defeated @Kasparov63 , @IBM 's AI engine @IBMWatson became #Jeopardy world champion, Watson Debating Engine debated with the world champion and narrowly lost...
So why can an #AI not write a chapter in a book, &create global publishing history?
To make it more interesting, why can it not write a chapter on itself- on AI? This can be contrasted with what a human, @j_bindra in this case, would write on AI, then we cansee how it compares!
Would an #AI ‘think’ of itself and its ilk differently than how I thought of it? Would it have an opinion, or a way of structuring the description in a more ‘logical’, ‘machinelike’ manner? Will there be emotion in the writing, will there be soul?
To explore further, I got in touch with @MahurkarAnand , the #founder of @fsci , a #Boston based AI company and a @SoftBank investment.
Anand immediately ‘got’ my crazy idea and jumped on the opportunity to quickly cobble together an AI, using Findability’s existing platforms.
Now we get #technical here: We used a product called FP-Summary™ an innovative unsupervised method for automatic sentence extraction using graph-based ranking #Algorithms used in FP-Cognition™, an @fsci platform.
The graph-based ranking algorithm works with a concept of ‘voting’ or ‘recommendation’. The score associated with a vertex is determined based on the votes that are cast for it, and the score of the vertices casting these votes.
For #TheTechWhisperer, we connected FP-Summary™ to a repository of open-source text content related to #AI AI, #MachineLearning , #DeepLearning , etc., and then it ‘wrote’ the chapter ‘AI on AI’ without any human intervention or review.
In the limited time we had, we worked together and went through several iterations to have this done. Could we have made a better, more capable and ‘human’ AI? Definitely, yes—with more time, many more engineers and unlimited resources
What our #narrow AI has achieved, however, is quite remarkable—given a bank of open-source content, it has actually strung together a very credible story of itself.
Does it have the emotion, the completeness and the ‘soul’ that a human being can put in? In my estimation, not yet. How does it compare to a mortal human writing something on it, as I did in the chapter before it?
Maybe soon, a human will write a chapter on the human species in books written and published entirely by AIs….

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