How To Become A Centaur

Essay Competition Winner | The old story of AI is about human brains working against silicon brains. The new story of IA will be about human brains working with silicon brains. As it turns out most of the world is the opposite of a chess game: Non-zero-sum—both players can win.

It is interesting that in this article conventional algorithms are considered to be AIs. I am not even sure that “You can now download a chess-playing AI better than Deep Blue on your laptop” is factually true for conventional users because it runs on 2nd-generation TPUs. The chess playing AI- Alphazero- is not even mentioned in the whole article. This new, and fundamentally different process, played the top conventional chess engine and the result was 28 wins to 0. Alphazero, however, does not give out traditional numerical evaluations and so the human operator, like the centaur idea, is not quite the same today.

I am not saying that the main idea of the article is unattainable, but in the environment of “resisting reduction” the way chess is used here is quite reductive.