Adrian Zidaritz, Author of AIbluedot.com – Interview Series

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Adrian Zidaritz is the author of AIbluedot.com, a blog that provides overview of AI, with a mix of math, ethics, politics, and “everything” in between. Although the articles contain a minimal amount of technical material, they are not aimed at specialists, rather they are aimed at the general public. AI is misunderstood by non-specialists and it is either hyped up or talked down in the media; it is nevertheless the most consequential technology in our present time.What initially attracted you to AI?AI development requires a wide array of expertise, unlike any other modern technology. It feeds on research from statistics, neuroscience, applied mathematics, computer science, software development, psychology, etc… That challenge is what attracted me, combined with the fact that I had the luck to dabble with many of these fields in my previous career: math, comp science, soft dev, statistics.You’ve had an extensive career working in AI. Could you discuss some of these highlights?This is in a way a continuation of question 1. Almost every middle-aged person working in AI currently comes from somewhere else. Until around 2005 there was no AI (by the way the success of AI is due mainly to neural networks = …

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