Came across this piece in Logic Mag. It made me question our uncritical transition to a widespread techno-solutionism and understand its many inconspicuous limitations.
My favorite part:
“…but the issue is that no person with a PhD in AI starts one of these (Artificial Intelligence) companies, because if you get a PhD in AI, you’ve spent years building a bunch of really shitty models, or you see robots fall over again and again and again. You become so acutely aware of the limitations of what you’re doing that the interest just gets beaten out of you. You would never go and say, “Oh yeah, I know the secret to building human-level AI.””
Here is the link: