Artificial intelligence (AI) will change the way people live, drive their cars and diagnose disease. But rather than reporting on the technology’s incremental breakthroughs, the media tend to paint end-of-the-world scenarios revolving around AI. In The Guardian, writer and researcher Oscar Schwartz warns that overblown public expectations about AI’s potential and speculative accounts of rogue technology may hurt the field of AI research. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone who is overly excited or excessively pessimistic about AI.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why journalists covering artificial intelligence (AI) focus on the wrong stories and
- Why the media hype undermines AI research.
About the Author
Oscar Schwartz, PhD, is a writer, researching digital technology’s influence on culture and human interaction.