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Engineer Janelle Shane took to Twitter to lay out some of the telltale giveaways that the script was written by a person pretending to be an AI algorithm for kicks.

You may recognize Shane as the person who trains neural nets to create jokes that devolve into nonsense or paint colors that almost sound real after being trained on thousands of actual examples. Yes, the AI-generated results are absurd, but they also highlight one key fact – the neural nets have no clue what the hell they’re talking about.

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“I’d say the clearest giveaways are a really short memory (maybe just a couple of sentences long) and a lack of understanding of meaning and context,” Shane told Futurism. “One characteristic of neural net text is it’ll tend to mimic the surface appearance of things without really getting the meaning behind them. (1)

AI will finally manage to solve the most complex problems humanity faces. From mathematical problems to ways to deal with deadly diseases via innovative medication.

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And yet, it would do that blindly.

Without ever knowing what it is doing.

Why should we care? one might argue. At the end, we will benefit from it. So what is the problem?

No problem I say!

Let AI help us! By all means!

The problem is not with AI per se. The problem is with us actually. Because it seems that it is not only AI which does not know what it does and why. It is us as well. We are wandering in the dark looking for solutions to problems without knowing the essence of what we are doing: The Why.

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Why do you want to solve the mathematical problems?

Why do you want to live longer?

Why are you afraid of death?

We have forgotten to ask the simple questions. And failing to do so, providing answers to all the complex ones will mean nothing at all…

Except for an AI.

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