AI is the microwave oven of gourmet cooking


Saw this description of AI somewhere on Threads recently (wish I could find and credit the source) where they described AI as:

AI is to business, as the microwave oven is to gourmet cooking

ie it’s handy, saves time, provides ideas (preprogrammed settings), it’s available to most people, and anyone can get started using it and benefitting from it.

But it’s not going to replace an experienced and creative chef in the kitchen.

At least not yet.

I think that’s a useful way to approach it. Much of the disillusionment we’re currently going through with AI is due to unrealistic expectations. But taking a step back and thinking of it as infinite interns is probably still the best way to approach it.

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