by Surina Jones
Our Managing Director and resident AI guru, Mr. Scott Jones, was invited to speak on the topic of his recent essay, Third Wave AI: The Coming Revolution in Artificial Intelligence, at SGInnovate's vibrant BASH (Build Amazing Startups Here) facility on October 9. As is typical with SGInnovate community events, the turnout was fantastic, as Mr. Jones presented to a packed house of diverse, highly engaged technology enthusiasts.
In his talk, Scott described how artificial intelligence is driving a multi-billion dollar industry, yet is still held back by major limitations, such as the lack of generalization of today's narrow machine learning algorithms and their dependency on large labeled training data. He went on to envision how the coming "Third Wave" of AI will overcome these limitations by producing AI with more humanlike abilities, such as contextual adaptation, greatly improved learning, and the ability to generalize.
Overall this was a very entertaining and informative look at where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re heading with artificial intelligence.