|The seal of the newly established National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office, featuring an eagle superimposed over interconnected nodes symbolizing a neural network. – The White House|
“This is not a time for abstract criticism of industrial policy or fears of deficit spending to stand in the way of progress,” they [former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former deputy defense secretary Bob Work] add, suggesting that federal spending on R&D overall should increase to at least 1% of GDP. - AIP (American Institute of Physics)
Via Detroit Steve.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Nvidia has a new $100 AI development kit.
|Nvidia Jetson Nano|
Make is running a contest with one of these kits as the prize.
I am sure the whiz kids are going to do some clever things with AI. They may even figure out new methods of doing useful things that will have a net benefit. However, I suspect the largest effect we will see will be in advertising, gaming and killer robots.