AI Hype

Media and experts proclaim that we are about to create Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will allow machines to start thinking like people, and take care of everything.

But the term ‘artificial intelligence’ should be abandoned. When some day real AI takes place it won’t have anything of artificial. And there is no special reason to believe that we´ll be able to recognize or understand it.

We tend to assume that other intelligences will use a sequential, linear language, like ours. But reality can be very different, and unrecognizable.

Just check our failure to understand other intelligent species such as elephants, dolphins or whales. We do it on our terms, not theirs. Even after decades of study of the matter.

The simplest worms have a brain of 300 neurons. This connectome has already been completely mapped, and yet the most basic behavior of these creatures is barely understood.

We don’t even know how and why the most simple forms of life behave the way they do. But this people think that we are about to create some intelligent algorithms able to replace 3 billion years of biological evolution?.

Stop watching videos about AI and Data Science. Just because you have the best hammer doesn’t mean every problem is a nail. If you have a business you need to check out what’s best for you. First key challenge is finding the critical metrics of your business, and where do you want to take them.