Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.

Saturday, 12 June 2021

'Artificial Intelligence

is neither artificial nor intelligent,'
writes Kate Crawford of Microsoft Research.

It is made from rare natural resources (e.g. lithium mines),
uses vast amounts of electricity
and large numbers of people
(mostly badly paid and non-unionised)
who perform the (mostly menial)
tasks that make the systems seem
automatic and autonomous.

It is just a new kind of resource-devouring slavery.




2 comments:

Alma Kaselis said...

https://www.change.org/p/blue-origin-petition-to-not-allow-jeff-bezos-re-entry-to-earth/psf/promote_or_share?recruiter=1138324435

Wofl said...

We should also note that the 'carbon footprint' of computer use greatly exceeds that of pre-pandemic air travel.