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AI not yet ready for prime time. Humans still employed.

     
3:24 am on Jul 29, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hello, here's a short roundup of this week's news and announcements in AI, including worrying news for cancer sufferers, good news for human linguists and some new job opportunities.

[theregister.co.uk...]
Multiple chuckles included, and some not quite so funny. The future of the AI like terminator (ie. replacing humans as a job description on networks) is still a bit further away.
4:39 am on July 29, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I think the writer of the article is naive about AI. Most of the applications AI is purposed for, so far, is not "replacing humans" but performing tasks that either it is not cost effective for humans to do or those tasks that humans do not do well (however currently AI may not do it any better.)

Of course it makes for good hype writing 'AI can't beat humans yet' but is it really supposed to? I think as AI develops, it will find its own direction that doesn't much involve humans at all.
2:01 pm on July 29, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I can attest to Google Translate's "quirkiness" as I often use it. Sometimes the Chinese translation comes out exactly opposite. It seems GT often misses the negative. And then I put in "niece" in Chinese and GT came back with "prostitute". My niece was unhappy. There are many other examples. I do find GT comical, like a very quirky friend who has psychotic issues but is otherwise harmless.

AI is overhyped in the media. Where there is sufficient proper data to train AI has a chance, otherwise it is abysmal.
3:18 am on July 30, 2018 (gmt 0)

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AI is branching logic created by humans and will operate in that fashion even when allowed to branch the original parameters. What some are calling AI, however, is recognition and that's a completely different process. Again, coded by humans.

(Bank tellers, gas pumps, check out kiosks, warehouse bots)

Just a chuckle for me that ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE is so flawed in code/parameters created by HUMANS.