Doctor Who 2 wrote:
Steve, I've gotta admit, I didn't see the poopocalypse coming.
Rod, the poopocalypse is already here for me. We have a 14.5 year old Golden Retriever called Lupe who is now experiencing occasional loss of bowel control. And we do have a robotic vacuum. Fortunately the two have not yet tangled.
My take on the whole AI thing is that it is a danger, exactly because it is 'artificial'. Software, by it's very nature, is subject to bias, either intentional or accidental. The prime example is currently in the news every day concerning the likes of facebook and others. And another big offender is the whole world of advertising and the claims made there.
We are incessantly bombarded with outlandish claims and biased data. There is even one that constantly states something to the effect that "It's a proven fact and we all know..." regarding some medication.
Pardon me for being the eternal skeptic, but I know we all even lie to ourselves. I've been working on cleaning historic data regarding my investment/retirement savings, and have run across a three year period for which I cannot find hard data, only a time-frame and a total transferred to another account. So for graphic and continuity purposes, what do I do? I average the monthly investment/growth and record it.
Maybe AI actually means something is 'already inferred'.
One of the best days of my IT career was the day I told my boss if the problem was so simple he should go fix it himself.