Summary of 5 Distractions that Cloud Our Thinking About AI

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to change the world but not necessarily in ways you imagine. Kathryn Hume of Fast Forward Labs debunks five misconceptions about AI. She offers detailed explanations of how false beliefs have shaped its development and influence thus far, why the beliefs are problematic, and why a more truthful understanding of AI’s possibilities and limitations is important for unlocking its full potential. getAbstract recommends this article to entrepreneurs and business leaders working on or with AI technologies.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the public’s misconceptions about artificial intelligence (AI) shape its development,
  • Why this is problematic, and
  • Why focusing on AI’s true strengths and weaknesses will further its potential.

About the Author

Kathryn Hume is the director of sales and marketing at Fast Forward Labs, a machine intelligence research company.



The “collective fictions” the public believes about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential role in society, arguably, drive the technology’s development. But tolerating misconceptions about AI’s possibilities can cause more harm than good and obscure the actual issues AI may create. Five commonly held false beliefs about AI include:

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