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Bingecast: Bursting 2018’s Top Ten Hyped Stories

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 clicks
  • 01:30 | #10 Headlines Claim AI Is Becoming Human Like
  • 03:45 | #9 Seductive Semantics Sells AI. Will AI ever be Self-Aware?
  • 05:00 | #8 The “Bigger Truck” Solution to AI Effectiveness
  • 07:20 | #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 Code
  • 12:15 | #5 AI For Hate Speech
  • 13:50 | #4 Seductive Optics: AI in Human Shape
  • 14:20 | #3 AI can read your mind
  • 15:10 | #2 AI can’t write gud
  • 19:00 | #1 “IBM Watson is a Joke”

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Bingecast: Bursting 2018’s Top Ten Hyped Stories