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This Researcher Says AI Is Neither Artificial nor Intelligent

Even experts working on the technology may misunderstand AI

TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES LIKE to portray artificial intelligence as a precise and powerful tool for good. Kate Crawford says that mythology is flawed.

In her book Atlas of AI, she visits a lithium mine, an Amazon warehouse and a 19th-century phrenological skull archive to illustrate the natural resources, human sweat and bad science underpinning some versions of the technology. Crawford, a professor at the University of Southern California and Microsoft researcher, says many applications and side effects of AI are in urgent need of regulation.

Crawford recently discussed these issues with WIRED senior writer Tom Simonite. An edited transcript follows.

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