In tech, everything is labeled 'AI' now


At this peak moment in the tech world's artificial intelligence craze, anything that tech companies can slap an "artificial intelligence" label on, they will.

Why it matters: The more our understanding of a new technology is distorted by hype, the less thoughtfully we can apply it — and the more likely it is we will cause harm with it.

The big picture: Real advances in machine-learning based pattern- recognition and -completion have sparked a new bubble in tech-industry investment, encouraging companies to apply the "AI" label to anything that moves.

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