A Skeptic’s Guide to How Cognitive Biases and Reasoning Errors Fuel AI Hype

Separating hype from reality in AI has become more daunting than ever. More than Cleantech in the aughts (we should know, we were there). Or previous AI waves (we were there too). While we’ve experienced tech hype cycles before, the current wave feels like a different beast altogether.

To shield yourself from the relentless enthusiasm of the #UnthinkingAIEnthusiast, it helps to understand the cognitive biases and reasoning errors that fuel the hype: Benchmarks ≠ Intelligence, Stories on Steroids, All Aboard the Hype Train, Exponential Thinking Hits a Brick Wall, and AI Is a Map, Not the Territory.


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