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  • Computers designing chips!

    Designing computers? Well, it appears to be possible, with artificial intelligence (AI):

    Source: MSN

    As the AI analyzed a greater number and variety of microchips, it became faster and better at chip design. This strategy proved better than previous automated techniques "because it learns from experience," said study co-lead author Anna Goldie, a computer scientist also with Google's Brain Team. "Previous approaches didn't learn anything with each chip."

    ... A number of these designs were not initially intuitively better to experts, "but still delivered really good results," Mirhoseini said. The AI-designed floor plans have inspired experts with new ideas, such as placing components in doughnut shapes to reduce the distances between them, she noted.

    Google is now manufacturing these AI-designed chips. The researchers suggested that more powerful AI-designed hardware can in turn fuel more advances in AI.

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    Originally posted by lee_merrill View Post
    Designing computers? Well, it appears to be possible, with artificial intelligence (AI):
    Nothing unexpected about that. The only question is how far it's going to go,

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Stoic View Post
      Nothing unexpected about that. The only question is how far it's going to go,

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity
      Well, I don't think we're near that point yet! This is about chip layout, so designing computers in that sense.

      But it used to be that technology would replace only blue-collar jobs, but now we see it replacing highly trained chip layout engineers.

      Blessings,
      Lee
      "What I pray of you is, to keep your eye upon Him, for that is everything. Do you say, 'How am I to keep my eye on Him?' I reply, keep your eye off everything else, and you will soon see Him. All depends on the eye of faith being kept on Him. How simple it is!" (J.B. Stoney)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lee_merrill View Post
        Well, I don't think we're near that point yet! This is about chip layout, so designing computers in that sense.

        But it used to be that technology would replace only blue-collar jobs, but now we see it replacing highly trained chip layout engineers.
        It's been my impression for about four decades now that there's nothing that human brains can do that computers won't eventually be able to do better.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Stoic View Post
          It's been my impression for about four decades now that there's nothing that human brains can do that computers won't eventually be able to do better.
          Well, we'll see! It will be interesting to see how far they can get with neural networks, specifically.

          Blessings,
          Lee
          "What I pray of you is, to keep your eye upon Him, for that is everything. Do you say, 'How am I to keep my eye on Him?' I reply, keep your eye off everything else, and you will soon see Him. All depends on the eye of faith being kept on Him. How simple it is!" (J.B. Stoney)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Stoic View Post

            It's been my impression for about four decades now that there's nothing that human brains can do that computers won't eventually be able to do better.
            Love?

            I'm always still in trouble again

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
              Love?
              Sure.

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              • #8
                Well, we can throw this into the mix, all is not rosy on the AI front:

                Source: Arxiv

                However, in spite of all the optimism, it didn’t take long for cracks to appear in deep learning’s facade of intelligence. It turns out that, like all AI systems of the past, deep-learning systems can exhibit brittleness— unpredictable errors when facing situations that differ from the training data. This is because such systems are susceptible to shortcut learning [27, 28]: learning statistical associations in the training data that allow the machine to produce correct answers but sometimes for the wrong reasons. In other words, these machines don’t learn the concepts we are trying to teach them, but rather they learn shortcuts to correct answers on the training set—and such shortcuts will not lead to good generalizations. Indeed, deep learning systems often cannot learn the abstract concepts that would enable them to transfer what they have learned to new situations or tasks [29]. Moreover, such systems are vulnerable to attack from “adversarial perturbations” [30]—specially engineered changes to the input that are either imperceptible or irrelevant to humans, but that induce the system to make errors.

                Despite extensive research on the limitations of deep neural networks, the sources of their brittleness and vulnerability are still not completely understood. These networks, with their large number of parameters, are complicated systems whose decision-making mechanisms can be quite opaque. However, it seems clear from their non-humanlike errors and vulnerability to adversarial perturbations that these systems are not actually understanding the data they process, at least not in the human sense of “understand.” It’s still a matter of debate in the AI community whether such understanding can be achieved by adding network layers and more training data, or whether something more fundamental is missing.

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                Blessings,
                Lee
                "What I pray of you is, to keep your eye upon Him, for that is everything. Do you say, 'How am I to keep my eye on Him?' I reply, keep your eye off everything else, and you will soon see Him. All depends on the eye of faith being kept on Him. How simple it is!" (J.B. Stoney)

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