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misinterpretations of what ai is

Tags: ml

“AI” as a term conflates machine intellgience (Isaac Asimov bullshit) and specific bundles of technologies

The former is weird sci-fi theories about what happens if machines are smarter than you.

The latter requires you to know what a “convolutional neural network is”, but it’s tons of spam. OpenAI serves the former, but people using the latter glom onto it.

As a field, artificial intelligence has always been on the border of respectability, and therefore on the border of crackpottery

South africa calls traffic lights “robots”: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/okorafor-kahiu%5F10%5F16/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AI%5Feffect

There’s an HCI element to this: Mahsan et al: The Role Domain Expertise in User Trust and the Impact of First Impressions with Intelligent Systems