|Morlock Elloi on Sat, 24 Mar 2018 22:36:06 +0100 (CET)|
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|Re: <nettime> Please show some conscience|
People "talk" to "voice assistants". More and more service phone lines use IVR and insist on user "talking" to it (hint: keep pressing 0 - the industry calls that "zeroing out".) Autonomous cars are not quite there yet, but take a look at the piece of meat they hire to sit in the driver's seat to comply with laws - it has a total confidence in the machine.
Talking and confidence spent on machines are not spent on humans. There is only so much of it.
The next big one are sex robots - they will eventually become good enough to blur the difference, and emotions will get occupied. After you are done, she'll whisper in your ear: "Vote for her, darling".
How do you zero out of that?
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".sk
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