|olia lialina on Sat, 24 Mar 2018 19:16:07 +0100 (CET)|
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it is more than surprise!you know, when i hear computer scientists, developers, software engineers saying AI to an algorithm (whatever algorithm), or to an app that -- i don't know -- connects daylight data with alarm clock, naive me, who hoped to see singularity with her own eyes one day, is just very very frustrated
But leaving singularity and naive me aside... this change in jargon is more than a trend. Meaningless, inconsistent, but persistent substitute of computational terms, processes and products with "AI" is how IT industry is protecting themselves from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_explanation and any other attempts to ask questions. AI noise is how silicon valley is working on alibi, getting ready to shift the blame for everything what goes wrong onto "emancipated machine intellect". I am sure we will here this argument in court.
On 23.03.2018 16:35, Andreas Broeckmann wrote:
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.Regards, -a 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 algorithms.<snip>
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