Much of what's being sold as 'AI' today is snake oil, says Princeton professor

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AI companies have raised millions of dollars in funding from investors - but their technology isn't really artificial intelligence

Most of the products or applications being sold today as artificial intelligence (AI) are little more than "snake oil", Arvind Narayanan, an associate professor at Princeton professor, has warned. ...

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