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.

  • @amki
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    16 months ago

    Thing is nobody will do that because once AI finds a way to spazz out that is totally unpredictable (black box) everything might just be gone.

    It’s a totally unrealistic scenario.

    • @jarfil@beehaw.org
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      16 months ago

      People are already doing it, piece by piece, in all areas. As more AIs get input from other AIs, the chance of a cascading failure increases… but it will seem to be working “good enough” up until then, so more people will keep jumping on the bandwagon.

      The question is: can we prepare for the eventual cascading spazz out, or have we no option other than letting it catch us by surprise?

    • @Honytawk@lemmy.zip
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      16 months ago

      They are working on mitigating the unpredictable “black box”.

      Like making the AI explain their working method step by step. Not only does it make the AI more transparent, it also increases the correctness of whatever it types.

      AI is still in development. It is good to list the problems you have, but don’t think those problems won’t be solved in the future.