If We Teach Machines To Think, Will They Be as Stupid as People?

You know, I’m willing to swallow a lot of stuff: Jeff Bezos taking us into space. Elon Musk moving us around at the speed of sound in hermetically sealed tubes. But artificial intelligence? I’m not so sure. It’s possible that when machines are taught to think, they’ll be just as stupid as we are. Let me tell you a story. The dental insurance site was down, and I needed to print out a set of ID cards. So I contacted Betty, the live-chat help person. Her thumbnail made her look pretty and friendly. But it was all a sham. Betty was really “Betty.” What follows is our text “conversation.” I swear on next year’s bonus that every word is true, but I’ve changed Betty’s name to protect her company, which…


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