A couple of quotes I enjoyed this weekend:

“The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.” — Warren G. Bennis

“AI right now is like teenage sex; everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.” Seyi Fabode paraphrasing Dan Ariely

  • Thanks to Elonide Semmes for alerting me to this excellent overview of the applications of AI in marketing at each stage of the customer lifecycle. (See graph above.)
  • Machine Learning is a very important aspect of AI. This lengthy article presents the best and most accessible explanation of the subject I have seen.
  • For lots of excellent reasons (including preventing the end of humanity), Elon Musk believes computers should be directly connected to our brains (a.k.a. “augmented intelligence”).
  • In case you’re new to AI, here’s a very up-to-date introduction to AI’s history, what it is, and where it’s headed.
  • Ready to put on your thinking cap for a bit of philosophy re AI? Daniel Dennett argues that that you don’t need comprehension to achieve competence, and that our downfall may not come from an overt takeover by AI, but instead from our complacency.