Saturday, July 28, 2018

How The Media Gets AI Alarmingly Wrong

Let's face it, this article could titled "how the media gets everything alarmingly wrong" and it would still be accurate.

Fast Company’s story went viral and spread across the internet, prompting a slew of content-hungry publications to further promote this new Frankenstein-esque narrative: “Facebook engineers panic, pull plug on AI after bots develop their own language,” one website reported. Not to be outdone, the Sun proposed that the incident “closely resembled the plot of The Terminator in which a robot becomes self-aware and starts waging a war on humans”.