When AI advocates discuss their specialty, they lay stress on the second word. It is wiser, however, that the rest of us focus, and dwell protectively, on the artificiality of AI.
By David Benjamin
“You’d be surprised how much time I spend explaining to my colleagues that the chief dangers of AI will not come from evil robots with red lasers coming out of their eyes.”
—Congressman (with a Master’s degree in AI) Jay Obernoite
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, the question that haunted the conventioneers, from engineers and marketing flacks to a seedy and asocial army of “influencers,” was “How do I talk to my washing machine?”
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