#14 – Walid Saba on Natural Language
In Algo Podcast Episode 14, Walid Saba and Amjad Hussain discuss Natural Language.
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4:14 Walid’s AI journey
5:30 Passion for language
7:08 Language research after AI Winter
7:46 Misguided hype in Modern Day AI
10:15 Aliens, key features of language & where meaning comes from
14:40 Earliest signs of language & advance in human brain
16:42 Common knowledge is not as complex as we think
19:55 Language is relatively new, what triggered it?
22:04 Noam Chomsky Language Faculty
24:28 Implications in believing that language is biological
26:57 Quantifier scope
27:40 Achieving language competency
29:44 Understanding Natural Language Framework
32:20 Difference between “learning” from Experience, Observations & Data
37:50 Deep learning is the neural networks of the 80’s
38:59 Challenges with self driving cars
41:43 GPT-3 Hype
42:43 Going back to the drawing board for AGI
44:50 Another AI Winter?
51:39 Good, Bad, and Ugly of AI
53:35 Building Company AI Strategies
55:48 Multi-disciplinary AI teams
56:39 Living with incremental AI change
59:03 Bashing of Symbolic AI
1:01:22 Interdisciplinary AI Studies & Melanie Mitchell
1:05:04 Limitations of Advanced AI
1:18:04 Adjective Ordering Restriction Mystery
1:19:44 Goal of Language Understanding
1:22:19 How to contact ontologik
1:23:55 Advice for learners of language
1:28:02 Relationship between intelligence, language, and consciousness
1:33:04 Gödel’sIncompleteness Theory
1:34:49 Who shaped Walid’s thinking?
1:37:10 Closing Thoughts
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