The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our machines…

[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.

Read more at: Why I’m Not Worried About Skynet

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at TechFieldDay.com, blog.FoskettS.net, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.