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AI That Can Read Minds? Deconstructing AI Hype

From computer engineering prof Robert J. Marks at Mind Matters Today: Fake and misleading AI news is everywhere today. Here’s an example I  ran across recently: A  headline from a large-circulation daily’s  web page screams: “No more secrets! New mind-reading machine can translate your thoughts and display them as text INSTANTLY!” Not just “instantly,” notice, but “INSTANTLY!” The Daily Mail is the United Kingdom’s second biggest-selling daily newspaper. … As with all hype, there is some truth in the piece. A headline like “New AI outperforms humans by a factor of a BILLION!” could be written about a calculator that computes specific values of trig functions. Calculating the cosine of 27.3 degrees from scratch to six significant places is a laborious Read More ›