Intel Starts R&D Effort in Probabilistic Computing for AI
Intel announced today that it is forming a strategic research alliance to take artificial intelligence to the next level. Autonomous systems don’t have good enough ways to respond to the uncertainties of the real world, and they don’t have a good enough way to understand how the uncertainties of their sensors should factor into the decisions they need to make. According to Intel CTO Mike Mayberry the answer is “probabilistic computing”, which he says could be AI’s next wave.
Currently AI anddeep learning systems have been described as brittle. What we mean by that is they are overconfident in their answer. They’ll say with 99 percentcertainty that there something in a picture that it thinks it recognizes.
But in many cases the probability is incorrect; confidence is not as high as [the AI]thinks it is.