Is artificial intelligence actually ‘kind of dumb’?

Thinking that artificial intelligence is smarter than it really is can come with big downsides. Check out this video to hear more.
man sitting in dunce hat (artificial intelligence concept)

There are a number of risks that come along with thinking artificial intelligence is smarter than it actually is, Meredith Broussard argues.

“When people start thinking that AI is more powerful than it actually is, they start making bad decisions,” says Broussard, an assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.

“Artificial intelligence is not actually intelligent. AI is just math,” she says.

Here, Broussard describes the possible perils of relying too much on artificial intelligence.

Source: New York University

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