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Pattern Matching vs. Intelligence

The Verge commenting on the current state of AI:

… as AI, for all its prowess, is basically just extremely good pattern-matching software. This has myriad uses — and some are incredibly unexpected — but it doesn’t mean computers can parse the very human complexities of something as ordinary as your calendar appointments, a task that relies on numerous unspoken rules about your priorities, routine, likes and dislikes, and more.

There is a good deal of truth in this point of view.

One rational reaction to this realization is to build hybrid systems that combine AI and human expertise to deliver “augmented intelligence”.  Building such a system requires both AI skills and UX design skills to present an interface that gets the best mix of contributions from humans and AI.

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