This entry is about my favorite hot topic, Artificial Intelligence.
To me, this is nothing more than a buzz word as it shows in our everyday life that it is not existing, no matter if you use Apple, Google, Amazon or Microsoft. I often think it is not more than thousands “If” then “Else” statements that compute fast due to unlimited computing power. The results are often so bad, I have to show them to you.
Today I show you a simple address in the Apple messaging App. A friend of mine, who was here in Vegas on November 15, 2017, send a location with the short words of “500 rainbow ave” to me and his girl friend. His girlfriend wanted to pick him up and clicked on the “500 rainbow ave” to go directly to Apple Maps and from there to use the Navigation feature. Since she didn’t show up after about 30 minutes, I called her and asked where she was and she responded, “Apple Maps just send me out of town, so I stopped and checked where it is navigating me”. Well, Apple Maps send her to San Diego, as there apparently is also a 500 Rainbow Ave.
So, now, today on March 18, 2018, I tried again clicking that link. Note, that I am in Las Vegas! Apple Maps comes up with a street that is 99 miles away and takes about 2 hours to drive, whereas the real 500 Rainbow Ave is just 7 minutes away. Apple is not that smart to ask which Rainbow Ave you want to go to or not that smart to actually predict (That’s what Artificial Intelligence should do) that you are in Las Vegas, so the closest Rainbow Ave is just 3 miles away.
That shows that Artificial Intelligence is not even close to a 5 year old human being in predicting what might be the right or wrong answer, leave alone making useful decisions in our lives.
Here are the screen shots of this particular “Incident”.
|This is the text message with the “500 Rainbow Ave” and I am about 3 miles away.||This is the result when clicking on the link. The rainbow Ave is 99 miles/ 2 hours away???||When using Google Maps and searching for “500 Rainbow Ave” it comes up with the right one.|