AI and its new winter: from myths to realities

Philosophy and Technology 33 (1):1-3 (2020)
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An AI winter may be defined as the stage when technology, business, and the media come to terms with what AI can or cannot really do as a technology without exaggeration. Through discussion of previous AI winters, this paper examines the hype cycle (which by turn characterises AI as a social panacea or a nightmare of apocalyptic proportions) and argues that AI should be treated as a normal technology, neither as a miracle nor as a plague, but rather as of the many solutions that human ingenuity has managed to devise.
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