François Chollet @fchollet Deep learning @google. Creator of Keras, neural networks library. Author of 'Deep Learning with Python'. Opinions are my own. May. 31, 2019 1 min read

Every time you overstate the capabilities of an AI system or the speed of AI progress, you are doing the public trust equivalent of taking on credit card debt. Which at some point the industry will have to repay (presumably, culprits are hoping someone else will pay).

AI hype is a game of arbitrage where players buy a short-term personal advantage (e.g. funding) at a long-term cost to be repaid by the collective. It's all at your expense.

A vertical where this is very obvious is the self-driving hype of 2015

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