Microsoft’s Kate Crawford: ‘AI Is Neither Artificial Nor Intelligent’

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from an interview The Guardian conducted with Microsoft’s Kate Crawford. “Kate Crawford studies the social and political implications of artificial intelligence,” writes Zoe Corbyn via The Guardian. “She is a research professor of communication and science and technology studies at the University of Southern California and a senior principal researcher at Microsoft Research. Her new book, Atlas of AI, looks at what it takes to make AI and what’s at stake as it reshapes our world.” Here’s an excerpt from the interview: What should people know about how AI products are made?
We aren’t used to thinking about these systems in terms of the environmental costs. But saying, “Hey, Alexa, order me some toilet rolls,” invokes into being this chain of extraction, which goes all around the planet… We’ve got a long way to go before this is green technology. Also, systems might seem


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