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Maverick* Research: What Does Good Artificial Intelligence Look Like? Build an {a}IQ

Published: 24 October 2017

ID: G00338724

Analyst(s): Carlton Sapp , Anthony Mullen , Henry Cook


AI system capabilities vary wildly. We must measure AI quality and suitability for task to avoid overestimating AI capabilities. This approach helps technical professionals and IT leaders consider the issues for assessing AI systems. (Maverick research exposes unconventional thinking and advice.)

Table Of Contents
  • Specific Maverick Caution
  • Maverick Findings
  • Maverick Recommendations

*Maverick Research


  • Introduction and Summary
    • Where an {a}IQ Could Have Helped
    • An {a}IQ Measures the Capabilities of an Artificial Intelligence System (AIS)
  • An {a}IQ Is Needed to Reduce Risk and Judge Merit
  • The Rewards of Delivering an {a}IQ
  • The {a}IQ Must Be Multifaceted
  • The Facets of the {a}IQ Align With AI Disciplines
  • The Initial {a}IQ Is a Vector
    • Each of the Facets of an {a}IQ Has Particular Challenges
    • Illustrative Examples of the 2D {a}IQ
  • Expressing the Interaction Between Facets of Intelligence
    • Incorporating Elements of One Facet Within Another
    • Showing {a}IQ Facet Interactions Requires Three Axes
    • Soil Analysis
    • Autonomous Car
    • Visual Recognition of an {a}IQ
  • Risks and Pitfalls of an {a}IQ
  • Recommendations
  • Further Development and Future Research

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