Friday, April 28, 2017

AI: "perfect storm of interest & ignorance"

The AI Misinformation Epidemic @ InfoQ

"Over the past five years, Google searches for Machine Learning have gone up five times.
... 'for anything that has machine learning in it or blockchain in it, the valuation goes up, 2, 3, 4, 5x'. There is undeniably great interest from the public as well as investors in Machine Learning and how it can be applied to different industry sectors.

In a recent article about 'The AI Misinformation Epidemic', Zachary Lipton, incoming assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University, described how interest in Machine Learning from the wider public audience combined with a lack of understanding of the internals of what is happening, is creating the perfect storm of interest with ignorance, causing a misinformation epidemic in the field. In a follow up post, he clarified some of the outline points made in the first post."

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