AI help, not hype: Here’s #10 of Mind Matters’s Top Ten AI hypes, flops, and spins of 2018
A headline from the UK Telegraph reads “DeepMind’s AlphaZero now showing human-like intuition in historical ‘turning point’ for AI”. Subsequent text reads,
Washington, July 7 (UPI) Deep Mind revealed the embryo of an electronic computer today that it expects will be able to walk, talk, see, write, reproduce itself and be conscious of its existence.
Let me quickly confess. I just lied to you. The subsequent text is actually the words from a July 8, 1958, article from The New York Times titled NEW NAVY DEVICE LEARNS BY DOING. Replace “Deep Mind” by “The Navy” in the text you get the original … More.
The world has changed. You’ve changed. This trick (the machine that thinks like a man) goes back to the ancient world and never dies out.
#9 to follow soon.
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