"I can picture a scientist using their voice to continually correct some AI system by saying "no, that's not quite right. I want to see more blue" or some other type of guidance. Is this job the equivalent of raising a digital toddler?"
Wow! Holy cow!
This is exactly what I have tried to express to folks who are all excited about AI. It's by far the best description I have seen yet, and is in terms anyone should be able to understand. AI is exactly that - ARTIFICIAL. "I want to see more..."
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