Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Artificial Intelligence 2020

 In 2020 artificial intelligence (AI) continued to evolve, here are some of the key events in AI in 2020.

GPT-3: In 2020, OpenAI released a new version of its language model, GPT-3, which demonstrated significant improvements in generating coherent and realistic text. With over 175 billion parameters, it is currently the largest language model in existence and has shown remarkable ability to complete tasks such as language translation, answering questions, and even creative writing. 175Bn is a right few...:-)

Ethics and AI: As the use of AI becomes more widespread, concerns around its ethical and social implications continue to grow. In 2020, there were several high-profile incidents that highlighted the need for ethical considerations in AI development and deployment. I suppose it might be good to to try and establishg some sort of ethical adherence in the political class

Quantum computing: Quantum computing made advances in 2020. In December, Google announced that it had achieved a new milestone in quantum computing called quantum supremacy, where its quantum computer solved a problem in 200 seconds that would take the world's most powerful supercomputer 10,000 years to solve.

AI and climate change: As the world grapples with the impact of climate change, researchers are exploring ways in which AI can be used to address environmental challenges. In 2020, AI was used for tasks such as monitoring deforestation, predicting weather patterns, and reducing carbon emissions.

Autonomous vehicles: In 2020, the development of autonomous vehicles continued, with several companies testing their self-driving cars on public roads. 

Machine learning: Machine learning is a type of AI that involves training models on large datasets. In 2020, researchers made significant advances in machine learning, developing new algorithms and models that improved the accuracy and efficiency of AI systems. For example, Facebook introduced a new algorithm called RoBERTa, which does appear to show significant improvements in language understanding and generation.

So again 2020 was a year of significant progress in the field. Advancements were made in areas such as natural language processing, healthcare, ethics, and climate change. 

It would be most interesting to focus on this topic exclusively, but as always a lot of things on the technocrat schedule are maƱana.