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Why AI isn’t fit to make life-or-death pandemic decisions

Submitted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Guardian‘s Kenan Malik cites Faculty of Information Professor Brian Cantwell Smith as he makes the argument that “‘Following the science’ is a disingenuous policy because mathematical reckoning and human judgments are very different things“.

Smith’s book, The Promise of Artificial Intelligence: Reckoning and Judgment, argues that while AI can “reckon” well, it is nowhere near developing systems that are genuinely intelligent in the human sense.

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