The BS-Industrial Complex of Phony A.I.

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How hyping A.I. enriched investors, fooled the media, and confused the hell out of the rest of us

I'm not 100% confident that this link will still work when you get this newsletter; it's to a Google cached version of the article. The author deleted the original (not entirely surprising given how controversial it was), but it was too good to miss.

The author used to work at Dynamic Yield, a company that was widely identified as an AI startup by the press. He outlines the slow process by which forces, both internal to a company and throughout the industry, conspired to push them to accept and embrace this identity: customers, investors, and the press all want to tell or be a part of an AI storyline while

the true geeks ignore the noise and build the future.

Strong agree.

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