Date 03/23/18

AI Research and AI Safety

The term AI research is synonymous with advanced high tech and contains promises of how we can make our future a better place. This is very true and the potential we see is enormous. However, AI is potentially the most powerful technology that mankind has ever embarked upon developing, and to produce cutting edge AI with long-term goals and an ethical framework is crucial.

My name is Johan Malm and I have just joined the talented AI team at Imagimob, where I am fortunate enough to take part in advanced AI research. I have always been interested in and fascinated by the way nature works and it was natural for me to become a physicist. I loved the beauty of the exact mathematical solutions to physical problems. However, at the end of my studies, reality hit me and I realized how few of the physical problems in the real world we can solve without the aid of computers due to nonlinear effects, multiphysics and complex geometrical constraints. Solving these real-world problems using numerical methods and computing power became my new mission and I got my Ph.D. in numerical turbulence physics in 2011. Still, the problems that can be formulated as a partial differential equation are relatively few in a complex world where psychology, economics and biology interact with known deterministic laws on small and large scales. In these cases, a model cannot be created from first principles, but must instead be supplied with the ability to learn from experience. This has opened up a new way of programming and solving real world problems with mind-blowing results that often have been achieved many years earlier than anticipated. During the past years I have been combining this data-driven approach together with a more traditional dynamical-system way of formulating problems, and I see this as a powerful combination for future AI systems.

AI Safety is not Science Fiction anymore


As philosophers, researchers and inventors have claimed - such as Ray Kurzweil, Max Tegmark, Nick Bostrom and Elon Musk to mention a few - AI has great potential but is far from risk-free. By the creation of Future of Life Institute (FLI) and the AI safety conference in Puerto Rico in 2015 together with the follow-up conference Beneficial AI 2017 Max Tegmark and an amazing group of the world’s leading AI researchers have made great attempts to make people aware of the coming challenges we are facing if/when we reach Human-Level Artificial General Intelligence. As Tegmark mentions in his book Life 3.0, it is now harder to claim that people worried about AI safety don’t know what they are talking about, since that would also imply that the vast majority of the world’s leading AI researchers don’t know what they are talking about.

Creating Beneficial Intelligence


Here at Imagimob we are developing advanced new algorithms that make machines take decisions on their own, without being connected to any network. We have high ambitions and we don’t know yet where this technology will take us. All we know is that we have seen astonishing results so far. Being a part of the AI research community gives me the possibility to develop fantastic tools, create amazing opportunities and work for a bright future. To do so, it is crucial that our goal with AI is not to create undirected intelligence, but beneficial intelligence. This is an active choice and does not happen by itself. Therefore, I have chosen to sign the 23 Asilomar AI Principles at https://futureoflife.org/ai-principles/.

Johan Malm, Ph.D and specialist in numerical analysis, computational physics and algorithm development

 

LATEST ARTICLES
arrow_forward
Date 09/07/21

Don’t build your embedded ML/AI pipeline from scra...

Developing embedded real-time applications is on its own one...

Date 06/18/21

Imagimob AI integration with IAR Embedded Workbenc...

It’s now possible to include Tensorflow AI models in your C-...

Date 06/17/21

Video recording of webinar "Gesture control using ...

Date 05/10/21

Webinar - Imagimob to present at Arm AI Virtual Te...

Date 04/23/21

Gesture Visualization in Imagimob Studio

Date 04/01/21

New team members

Date 03/15/21

Imagimob featured in Dagens Industri

Date 03/09/21

Imagimob AI 2.6

Date 02/22/21

Customer Case Study: Increasing car safety through...

Date 01/22/21

tinyML Summit 2021

Date 01/19/21

The Future is Touchless: Radical Gesture Control P...

Date 12/18/20

Veoneer, Imagimob and Pionate in joint research pr...

Date 11/20/20

Edge computing needs Edge AI

Date 11/12/20

Imagimob video from tinyML Talks

Date 10/28/20

Agritech: Monitoring cattle with IoT and Edge AI

Date 10/19/20

Arm Community Blog: Imagimob - The fastest way fro...

Date 10/01/20

Edge Computing World in Santa Clara, CA, USA

Date 09/21/20

Imagimob video from Redeye AI seminar

Date 09/02/20

Edge AI Summit 2020 (US)

Date 08/20/20

Edge AI & Industrial Edge (Germany)

Date 06/07/20

Case study - How to Build an Embedded AI applicati...

Date 05/20/20

Redeye - Artificial Intelligence Seminar 2020

Date 05/07/20

Webinar - Gesture control using radar and Edge AI

Date 04/08/20

Nordic Semiconductors

Date 03/11/20

CES 2020 - Las Vegas

Date 02/23/20

How to build an embedded AI application

Date 12/23/19

Hannover Messe

Date 12/11/19

Edge AI for techies, updated December 11, 2019

Date 12/11/19

Edge AI for techies, updated December 11, 2019

Date 12/05/19

Article in Dagens Industri: This is how Stockholm-...

Date 10/24/19

Imagimob AI - the video

Date 10/17/19

The past, present and future of edge machine learn...

Date 09/06/19

The New Path to Better Edge AI Applications

Date 07/01/19

Edge Computing in Modern Agriculture

Date 06/14/19

The Guide to Successful AI Projects - A Real World...

Date 04/07/19

Our Top 3 Highlights from Hannover Messe 2019

Date 03/26/19

The Way You Collect Data Can Make or Break Your Ne...

Date 04/04/18

The AI Project Process - How to succeed including ...

Date 03/23/18

AI Research and AI Safety

Date 03/11/18

What is Edge AI / tinyML ?

Date 01/30/18

Wearing Intelligence On Your Sleeve

Date 01/30/18

Imagimob and Autoliv demo at CES 2018

Date 11/23/17

Wearing Intelligence On Your Sleeve - Part 2 (vide...

Date 05/24/17

Wearing Intelligence On Your Sleeve - Part 1

LOAD MORE keyboard_arrow_down