I’m not advocating for or against machine learning with this question; I just wanted to know.
I was reading this Forbes article: The 10 Best Examples Of How AI Is Already Used In Our Everyday Life
Which was linked from this Ars article: Poll: 61% of Americans say AI threatens humanity’s future | Ars Technica
One of the sections claims:
Search engines couldn’t scan the entire internet and deliver what you want without the assistance of artificial intelligence.
Now, I thought,“that can’t be true for every search engine.” But I don’t know for sure, really, so I thought I’d ask.
Incidentally, a lot of the items on this list of “10 AI-enabled services we use daily” tend to be privacy-invasive:
- Social Media
- Smart Home Devices
- Google Maps
- Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa
Now, personally, I can’t say I agree with this:
Soo, it will be hard to imagine any of our daily routines without the help of AI.
I don’t use any of the items on this list aside from banking apps, but the AI-powered features are more auxiliary than anything. I don’t know of any reliable AI-powered features. Machine translation for a compatible language pair has gotten quite mature (even if not fully reliable, especially for very alien language pairs like JP>EN), but I stopped using those tools and decided to learn the language instead.
I do think AI-powered services can be very convenient in certain cases. For instance, I’m finding Kagi’s Universal Summarizer very useful for a lot of applications: Universal Summarizer by Kagi