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Google: Rise of the Machines?

Does Google have an “artificial intelligence agenda”? According to this ZDNet article, that was the conclusion arrived at by George Dyson during a visit to the Googleplex:

“‘We are not scanning all those books to be read by people,’ explained one of my hosts after my talk. ‘We are scanning them to be read by an AI,’” Dyson wrote in a posting on Edge.org following a visit to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of John von Neumann’s proposal for a digital computer.

This suggests, to me, that Google has forgotten who its real customers are. If they can’t link how “AI,” a dubious term in the first place, will serve its customers when making such statements, they really aren’t paying attention to people, but to redefining people’s world without regard for them.

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