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AI is Old News, Says Tech Consultant

AI actually dates back to the 1950s. It is not new, says Funk

This week, Robert J. Marks sat down with technology consultant and retired professor Jeffrey Funk, who contributes often to Mind Matters, usually in tandem with Gary Smith. Marks and Funk talked about tech startups, where the industry is headed, and the exaggerated hype that currently attends the discourse over AI. Funk talked about the various stages of AI development.

“AI is not new,” he said.

AI is 70 years old. ChatGPT and other generative AI models are based on neural networks, which have become economical through Moore’s Law, through this incredible increase in computing power that has been going on since the 1950s. But it’s slowed dramatically.

-Jeffrey Funk, Jeffrey Funk on AI, Startups, and Big Tech | Mind Matters

You listen to the rest of the conversation here. Funk also posts tech and AI news from around the web on his LinkedIn page, which has over 30,000 followers.

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AI is Old News, Says Tech Consultant