Some of the panicky AI-will-take-over-the-world talk grows out of seductive optics — that is, the AI packaging.
AI can appear smart when it generates a surprising result. But surprise does not equate to creativity.
Lady Ada Lovelace (1815–1852), daughter of the poet George Gordon, Lord Byron, was the first computer programmer.
These AI champions are appealing to the Software of the Gaps, a secular cousin of the God of the Gaps.
An algorithm is a step-by-step set of instructions to accomplish a task. A recipe for German chocolate cake is an algorithm.