Friday, May 11, 2018

Over the next few years, artificial intelligence and AI will be two of the most misused buzzwords in the technology industry. Shallow companies will casually use this sophisticated and specific term to create a false impression on buyers, most of whom obviously won't understand whether something really contains and represents AI or not. Other candidates for similar and related misuse are neural and neural network, or some sort of jazzy combinations, like neural engine.

Update [12-Oct-18]: AI nonsense is in full swing. Chinese smartphone makers - Oppo, Vivo, etc., are fully misusing this term and have diluted the serious breakthrough that it represented in computer science, and have converted it into a shallow marketing buzzword devoid of any depth.

1 comment:

  1. "It's 2018 so "AI" couldn't miss from a press release about an SoC, of course. The P22 "offers the benefits of AI-accelerated experiences", MediaTek says. That's achieved through support for common AI frameworks such as TensorFlow, TF Lite, Caffe and Caffe2, as well as "an auto-select function for the best available AI resource for developer efficiency", whatever that means.

    You also get "AI accelerated camera experiences including Face ID" (isn't that a trademark?), "smart photo album", and "single-camera as well as dual-camera depth of field features"."