Yejin Choi's AI Ted Talk

Oct 16, 2023 | 1 minute to read

Yejin Choi Ted Talk April 2023

I learned of this April 2023 Ted talk by Yejin Choi recently, on the subject of AI:

Why AI Is Incredibly Smart and Shockingly Stupid

She gives some examples of how AIs failed to understand basic relationships and couldn’t explain solutions to what we think are very simple problems.

I wrote about AI recently too but much less elegantly / clearly. I’m glad to see I’m not alone in thinking these machines aren’t really intelligent right now. Of course, she and her team are working on improving their processing but she’s realistic about where we are now.

To wrap up this Ted talk, she says, “We are now entering a new era in which AI is almost like a new intellectual species with unique strengths and weaknesses, compared to humans”. In my opinion, we need new words for that new kind of thinking so we can keep software separate from people and I’m hopeful someone will come up with one soon.

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