How Artificial Intelligence Hype Keeps Us Stuck in “The Good Old Days”

How Artificial Intelligence Hype Keeps Us Stuck in “The Good Old Days”

Artificial Intelligence, or “AI” means different things to different people, but they all concern the way women and minorities relate to technology, and how those technologies adapt to us — or don’t.

The hype is not current. There has been huge interest around AI from the time it was first proposed around the 1950s. The sheer number of films about it tells us about how much.

AI is trying to decide if you get a job, AI is deciding if you get access to medical treatment — and if we get that wrong, you have real world consequences.

This is really scary.

Those were funny cases you mentioned. I just hope that I never have to go through it. lol.

By the way, how far do you think we are from something Hollywood-ish in terms of AI?

The tech is far from advanced, at least in the US and in Europe where 24/7 public surveillance isn’t (yet) a thing.

But there are lots of examples of half-baked AI tech being rushed out into public use. Like this one, which is pretty scary already, if you’re required to submit a video to get through the interview process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfuGRCmXmCs