There is a machine learning bubble, but the technology is here to stay. Once the bubble pops, the world will be changed by machine learning. But it will probably be crappier, not better.

What will happen to AI is boring old capitalism. Its staying power will come in the form of replacing competent, expensive humans with crappy, cheap robots.

AI is defined by aggressive capitalism. The hype bubble has been engineered by investors and capitalists dumping money into it, and the returns they expect on that investment are going to come out of your pocket. The singularity is not coming, but the most realistic promises of AI are going to make the world worse. The AI revolution is here, and I don’t really like it.

  • Echo Dot
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    46 months ago

    Well if you can find anyone who’s died because an AI wrote an article then I’ll concede you have a point.

    • @flora_explora@beehaw.org
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      56 months ago

      Did you read the whole article including the “flame bait”? The author gives an example there of someone committing suicide because an AI encouraged them…

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        6 months ago

        Is that the AI’s fault, or the depressed and suicidal human’s fault?

        Do you not think that the person would have committed suicide whether they asked the AI or not? The AI might have sped up the decision, but it is the human who made it.

        It is not like the AI is out there trying to convince non-depressed humans to become depressed in order they go kill themselves …

        • @flora_explora@beehaw.org
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          26 months ago

          Well, in the linked article the wife of this person said that they wouldn’t have committed suicide without the AI facilitating it. So yes, I would say it is at least in part the AI’s fault. And no, I didn’t say it was the intention of the AI to do so. But that doesn’t mean it won’t do it at all.

          You seem to really wanna push AI and lose your empathy over this…