Why Artificial Intelligence can't innovate. Auto's V Recovery
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October 9, 2020 — Strategy and Tactics:Why Artificial Intelligence can't innovate.
WildPhotons: Engineers create what what never was...
G. Dan Hutcheson
Why Artificial Intelligence can't innovate:Not to be confused with 'AI can't be innovatived.' It's frustrating to hear about people who believe AI systems can or could be able to innovate if we were able to throw enough compute power or more transistors than there are neurons in the human brain at the problem. By innovate, I am refering to beliefs that AI systems will be able to develop processes in the near future and eventually replace engineers. The reason for my frustruation is those who believe this do not appear to comprehend the math behind how AI works and how it differs from what we know — and don't know — about the human brain. As I have written before, the electrical network has been mapped and it is known how neurons and synapses work electrically. It is also known that the brain is non-linear. What is not known is how brain chemistry works in the decision-making system (also known as wet ware), which is completely lacking in AI systems. That's a quick backgrounder, now let's look at innovation from a mathematical perspective...
Maxims Reloaded: Problems are markets ... Solutions are products.
Marketing pros love to use the word 'solution' as a synonym for 'product.' It sounds so much better when you can provide a solution, rather than have a product to sell. Meanwhile they avoid using the word 'problem,' because customers hate this. This way of thinking can lead to the common strategic product development error of only focusing on the solution. This results in solutions to problems that either don't exist or don't have enough value to compensate for the cost of delivering the solution. Because after all, if you limit your discourse to only solutions, while avoiding the real problem, the results will often be product launch failures, lack of direction, and career crashes. Avoiding the error is easy with a simple mental reset...
ChipChirpsTM — VLSI's Semiconductor Analytics report: Semiconductor sales were weak last week, as they dipped well below 2019 levels. Still, they were well above Q2. Focusing on the Auto IC picture this week: the 13Wk MA shows it to be in a sharp V recovery. However, this hides what's been a miserable September... ChipChirps are short notifications from VLSI's analysts to alert clients about breaking news and events. They are exclusively available on VLSI's App for Android and iOS.