Artificial Intelligence is my favorite topic in technologies world and it have all chances and potential to be the next revolution step in IT world. Few days ago I discovered Cognitive Code company at Engadget and decided to write this post. Cognitive Code is the developer of SILVIA (Symbolically Isolated, Linguistically Variable and Intelligence Algorithms). SILVIA platform helps derive context and meaning from user inputs, via speech, text, or other methods, so you can communicate with the platform as if it were another person.
Personally, I'm a little skeptical about SILVIA abilities, because from my point of view, today machine can successfully learn and become as integral part of limited digital environments only. I think that machine can't associate the speech or text about smells with real operation, because it has no sensors which can react to this sense. In other words Machine will be able to understand human inputs, via speech or text only when it will have quality enough sensors for four human basic senses. The second very important aspect of machine learning is the ability to execute operations into the intellectual environment, for the sample why the dog evolution level is lower then the human one, if it has all four necessary senses? The answer is simple the building of dog body not allows it to execute complex operation that human can. So the body structure of creature is the second and very important variable. The resolution is the follow, the ability to derive context and meaning from user inputs, via speech and text may be real only when the robot will hold the sensors and the body close to human one ore better, but today's computer technologies is to far from this.
So, when AI systems can real work today? The answer is the digital environments with limited number of operations when humans interacting one each others. The best sample for this kind of environment is a Stock Market and specific the derivatives trading. Stock Market have very limited number of operation like buy, sell etc. and the human interact one each other by executing those commands only. Machine can easily learn the patterns and to associate commands in those kinds of digital environments and I think the next punch in stock markets will come from Artificial Intelligence System.
In last paragraph I want to introduce my experience in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence technologies. Last 4 years I hold in my mind some unique theory of Machine Learning implementation, few years ago I started to implement it, and run a startup company named AIMech (Artificial Intelligence Mechanisms) but it was freeze year ago, because my commitment and responsibility to KCS, the startup company I work at present and because the resources missing to implement and to commercialize it. But I absolutely sure, that the next my long run project will be the implementation of AIMech machine learning engine.