Friday, December 14, 2018
IBM (and a few other companies) claim to have created AI. That's unadulterated hogwash. AI does not presently exist...unless it has been created secretly (probably by the Fed Gov't, perhaps DARPA) and is known only to a select few. To be an AI creation, a gizmo would have to be aware of itself, and have feelings. In other words, it would have to be a sentient being. A machine that can memorize data is not an AI being...not even close.
Those false claims by IBM and others are illustrations or examples of how Orwellian our society has become. Cognitive dissonance often stresses us because of the way in which words are used today. Newspeak, oldspeak, doublethink, crimestop, thoughtcrime, facecrime, etc.---or similar ideas--- seem to be fast becoming accepted concepts. Lies, propaganda, and with Trump, gaslighting, all have become commonplace with many politicians and many people in Big Biz.
Whether purposely or inadvertently, the State-Military-Corporate Complex makes use of Orwellian methods to manipulate the public. Those methods, plus Bread & Circuses, enable the Plutocrats to confuse and distract those of us on Main Street. For our own good, we need to recognize such things and whenever possible, shun the perpetrators. We are many; they are few.
Not only my opinion. Be Well