Artificial Intelligence Still No Match For Confucius

If you want to read yet another scary piece about galloping automation, try Gideon Lewis-Kraus’ The Great A.I. Awakening  in the December 14th New York Times Magazine. It’s about recent big advances in machine learning and machine translation.  “A.I.” of course stands for “Artificial Intelligence.” Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google Translate, the company’s popular machine-translation service, had suddenly and almost immeasurably improved. Rekimoto visited Translate himself and began to experiment with it. He was astonished. He had to go to sleep, but Translate refused to relax its grip on his imagination. Lewis-Kraus does a…

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