"An artificial intelligence is like a child. It must be trained and given experience. We train it by giving it known things. Such as, if we want a neural network to be able to recognize faces, we given it pictures and have it find them."
Artificial Intelligence 'is like sheep trying to do complicated psychoanalysis. They just don't have the conceptual equipment they need in their limited brains'.
"Artificial intelligence is like nuclear fusion: it has been 10 years off for the last fifty years. And McKinsey predict it will stay that way: the future of robotics will continue to be dedicated to specialised tasks."
"Building an artificial intelligence is like building a
cathedral. The first cathedrals took generations, so most working on them would never see the final outcome. Those working on it took pride in their craft, building bricks and chiseling stones that would be placed into the Great Edifice. So, as AI researchers, we should think of ourselves as humble brick makers, whose job it is to study how to build components (e.g. parsers, planners,
learning algorithms) that someday someone, somewhere, will integrate into intelligent systems"
"Artificial intelligence is like a beautiful suitor who repeatedly brings his admirer to the edge of consummation only to vanish, dashing hopes and leaving an unrequited lover to wonder what might have been."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.