HI, the new AI – what the Terminator got right

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Ever since Schwarzenegger told a desk Sargent that he’d be back and then was back 5 mins later crashing through the wall of police station, the world has been in love with the idea of AI.

And why not? The prospect of machines taking away the mundane tasks of the day-to-day, freeing civilisation to live a decadent and carefree life is a dream to aspire to – right?  And if some of those machines turn out to be human hating cyborgs then surely that’s a price worth paying…

A prime target for termination you might say? But this is where we begin to see more parallels with a movie script than you would expect, as marketing teams in these companies polish the reality of AI into something Oscar worthy.

A quick google for AI data extraction will fill your screen with companies using buzz words like they are going out of fashion: Neural Networks, Deep Learning, Powered by AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, Document Understanding Platform, Set and Forget, Pre-trained AI models… The list goes on and on.