Pop culture contains no shortage of intelligent robots. When the tool became viable and widely available in real life, people brought a number of enthusiastic but unrealistic expectations to the table
"Amazon's Alexa isn't as smart as HAL 9000, and a Roomba can't clean your home like the Jetsons' metallic maid, Rosie," opines Ben Ziomek
in HelpNet Security.
"Media narratives often form public perceptions. This is especially true for technological themes because the general public doesn't have an in-depth understanding of the science and technology behind them. People rely on the stories, both fictional and nonfictional, to inform their perceptions.
A study by the Royal Society outlines how narratives - or the way things are portrayed and perceived - have affected public discourse around scientific areas such as nuclear power, genetic modification, and climate change. We can use these lessons from history to inform how we shape the narratives around artificial intelligence..."
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