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Episode Info: In a blast from the not too distant past, we revisit Robert J. Marks’ review of 2018’s top ten exaggerations, hyperbole, and failures in artificial intelligence. Marks bursts a lot of bubbles. They serve as object lessons to see through the smoke and mirrors that continue to obscure the actual reach of artificial intelligence in 2019. Show Notes 00:30 | Sensationalism in search of clicks01:30 | #10 Headlines Claim AI Is Becoming Human Like03:45 | #9 Seductive Semantics Sells AI. Will AI ever be Self-Aware?05:00 | #8 The “Bigger Truck” Solution to AI Effectiveness07:20 | #7 More Confusing Creativity is Claimed based on Incremental Computer Results  10:30 | #6 AI Games the System: AI Software Can Find Loopholes in the Code12:15 | #5 AI For Hate Speech13:50 | #4 Seductive Optics: AI in Human Shape14:20 | #3 AI can read your mind15:10 | #2 AI can’t write gud19:00 | #1 “IBM Watson is a Joke”Additional Resources #10 “DeepMind’s AlphaZero now showing human-like intuition in historical ‘turning point’ for AI”#9 “Army researchers are developing a self-aware squid-like robot you can 3D print in the field”#8 Nautilus#7 AI software was “creative”; swarm intelligence; Six-legged virtual bug #5 “Berkeley scientists developing artificial intelligence tool to combat ‘hate speech’ on social media”#4 “Here’s What Sophia, the First Robot Citizen, Thinks About Gender and Consciousness”#2 “Movie written by algorithm turns out to be hilarious and intense.” SCIgen#1 “IBM’s Watson ‘is a joke,’ says Social Capital CEO Palihapitiya”;“IBM pitched its Watson supercomputer as a revolution in cancer care. It’s nowhere close”...
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