[T]he machines are only as perfect as the humans that program them.
That’s Thomas LaRock’s takeaway after surveying the landscape of AI and finding that SkyNet is a long way off. But inside that puckish premise is a really great discussion of AI, situating it within a specific definition, and breaking down some of the components of AI: Machine Learning and Deep Learning.
With these tools, we’re able to hand off a tremendous amount of work that would otherwise be done by humans. But ultimately, despite rapid advancement, all of these techniques are dependent on input. For now, that’s largely a job for us simple humans.
The whole piece is definitely worth a read if you’re trying to get up to date on the terminology.
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