Captain Kirk vs AI – Couple Commenters on Artificial Intelligence

A.I. has been oversold for years. It’s mostly fantasy—movie stuff. Look at the car industry, promising autonomous vehicles that would save lives by never having accidents. And yet that’s precisely what shut them down. The sensors on robot cars cannot possibly duplicate the eyes, brains, and knowledge of even your average driver, especially not on twisty roads in poor weather. Autonomous cars will never happen, except perhaps in very controlled circumstances, in which case they’ll be more like trains. Life is messy, and computers do not like messes. Watson can play chess and Jeopardy because they’re rule-based. The rules of life, or cancer, or anything with infinite variations, will send computers into overheated illogic. That’s how Captain Kirk always defeated them.

Cheer up Watson, there’s still hope for you in music. Now that Bob Dylan’s songs have been sold over you can now sing them for him and for the first time we can finally hear the words. What good is genius when it’s unintelligible so that’s where you come in.

Don’t believe the misinformation (Propaganda.) The Original Watson is alive and well and in the hands of the CIA. It worked too well but no one told you the truth.

From the comments:
What Ever Happened to IBM’s Watson?
IBM’s artificial intelligence was supposed to transform industries and generate riches for the company. Neither has panned out. Now, IBM has settled on a humbler vision for Watson.