Andreas Broeckmann on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:38:56 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Please show some conscience

oh, but Olia, don't be surprised, you know this from way back when...: these kinds of ideological tropes appear as _essential_ and _truthful_ to the believers and the ideologues, whereas they appear as "arbitrary, inconsistent and meaningless" only to skeptics and non-believers. (And we know what can happen to such heretics...)

Francis Hunger calls it "Enhanced Pattern Recognition"; but it is unlikely that the believers and ideologues of "AI" will follow his suggestion.


Am 23.03.18 um 15:40 schrieb olia lialina:
what really strikes me (not only in this text but in so many of the last
three years) is arbitrary, inconsistent and just meaningless use of the
term AI. And this from people who are actually doing it!

On 22.03.2018 18:37, Morlock Elloi wrote:
Twitter thread from GOOGL ML employee:

François Chollet

The world is being shaped in large part by two long-time trends:
first, our lives are increasingly dematerialized, consisting of
consuming and generating information online, both at work and at home.
Second, AI is getting ever smarter.

These two trends overlap at the level of the algorithms that shape our
digital content consumption. Opaque social media algorithms get to
decide, to an ever-increasing extent, which articles we read, who we
keep in touch with, whose opinions we read, whose feedback we get.

Integrated over many years of exposure, the algorithmic curation of
the information we consume gives the systems in charge considerable
power over our lives, over who we become. By moving our lives to the
digital realm, we become vulnerable to that which rules it -- AI

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