Thanks for reading it Henrik. Maybe I am being too strict with the definition and I tend to agree with you that in most cases the people that use the term don’t necessarily think it will be taken literally. That said the non technical general public is less than aware of these subtle distinctions. To them machine learning is a machine that can learn, and learn like a human can. The tech guys throw around terms like“machine learning” “artificial intelligence” “artificial emotions” etc., with little or no thought behind the impact of the things they are saying on everyone else. In particular those without the education or knowledge to recognize that its mostly hype and bullshit. If we all were a little more thoughtful in our language it could save everyone a ton of grief later.

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