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OK, this time I am impressed

In a previous story, I half mockingly claimed not be impressed by the applications of AI and machine learning in everyday life. And then I even full mockingly made fun of the idea by claiming (in a post where I was attributing AI capabilities to a thermos) it might be time to change my view. But this time, it might really be time to revise my opinion.

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Machine learning in everday life

As you might have read in an earlier post: until now I am not very impressed by the application of AI and machine learning in everyday life. We always hear about the wonderful and amazing things that will soon be possible thanks to machine learning, but time and again – when faced with the way this is applied today – the predominant feeling that arises is disappointment.

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Sorry, Watson, but I’m not impressed

When my favourite chat app (used by myself and over a billion other people) figures out all by itself when to use autocomplete and when not to use it, then I will be impressed by machine learning, artificial intelligence, or whatever term you prefer to use. At this moment its performance is nowhere near what I consider to be genuinely intelligent, as it is even unable to figure out which language I am chatting in (although the language of the chat sessions typically depends on the person I am chatting with, so that should be a solid hint for a so-called intelligent system). Obviously I can Continue reading