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Aurélie Jean: "No, there is no AI 'war'"

2023-12-07T14:17:33.632Z

Highlights: Aurélie Jean: "No, there is no AI 'war'". "Combat", "battle", "conflict" or "weapons" are often used in a metaphorical sense to talk about artificial intelligence. This type of figure of speech can be useful when trying to express subtlety through analogy and imagery. But it can also be confusing or detracting from reality when used awkwardly or indiscriminately. Moving away from the metaphor of war to talks about AI makes it possible to raise awareness of the real issues.


FIGAROVOX/CHRONICLE - Using the metaphor of war to talk about artificial intelligence is abusive and distorts our understanding of scientific, economic and political issues, says our columnist.


Aurélie Jean is a doctor of science and entrepreneur. Her publications include Algorithms Make the Law? (2022), published by L'Observatoire and co-authored Résistance 2050 (2023)published by L'Observatoire.

"Combat", "battle", "conflict" or "weapons", these words are often used in a metaphorical sense to talk about artificial intelligence. While this type of figure of speech can be useful when trying to express subtlety through analogy and imagery, it can also be confusing or detracting from reality when used awkwardly or indiscriminately. Indeed, from an image to an abusive extrapolation, there is only one – small – step; and the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) is no exception. Moving away from the metaphor of war to talk about AI makes it possible to raise awareness of the real issues on the ground and the priority questions to be asked.

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