I’ve not been keen on the term either. I work in finance and often work on projects for improving their processes and systems. How many times a salesperson will say their software AI is going to save X but their definition of AI is far from mine. Often when you dig into it the company/users have to create and maintain the rules that will be used and there is minimal to no actual learning. To me that’s not AI. However, the decision makers just love the term AI and usually don’t look past it.I hate the term AI, because there is no semblance of intelligence whatsoever. Computers cannot, and never will be able to feel or understand, or be conscious. Therefore, there is no intelligence.
consciousness is not computable. And it never will be. It’s in the realm of human beings and animals, but not computers. AI will never get anywhere useful
Mr. Gates? Bill Gates has had nothing to do with Microsoft for years...Somewhat difficult for me to understand that Microsoft is like: "We need to lay off staff, to increase our profit.", and for Mr Gates to then be like: "And part of that profit we will spend on finding innovative ways to fight poverty."
At least in my view, having a job helps me more than to just attend a workshop talking about how they want to empower me. Which isn't to say that there is no point in research etc. But with i.e. $7bn a year, there could be more than a million jobs e.g. in Africa, including quite some tax funds some countries might use for universities, which itself allocate research grants (instead of a system where some private foundation picks some labs to work on the behalf of the people, who don't have any part in it at all).
I keep seeing economists warn of impending recession while the news talks about a "soft landing" instead. I think all these big corporate layoffs are going to guarantee a recession happens.