The cynics warn that AI is just hype, the Cassandras predict an AI-fueled apocalypse, and the Polyannas theorize that all-purpose intelligent servants await just around the corner. Are all of these true? Are any of them? Let's peel back some of the misconceptions.
Some anticipate a rapid rise of AI to human (or super-human) levels, because:
Machine-learning means computers can learn, and eventually think, like humans.