Are we approaching a new AI winter?

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Alan Winfield presents a short paper on the likelihood of a pending AI winter.

“We need to be truthful about the limitations of robots and robot intelligence, and measured with our predictions. We can show that real robots are both very different and much more surprising than their fictional counterparts”

Of course, articles such as this by Glenn Greenwald hardly help:

“the most sophisticated robotics use artificial intelligence that [can] seek out and record certain kinds of suspicious activity”

(Although, I do agree on the privacy, et. al. risks of using surveillance tools such as ‘drones’ in the name of “the public good”.)