We typically try to avoid boredom. But in trying to outrun boredom, we risk failing to heed its call.
Buzzy headlines cloud our understanding of how advanced AI really is. We should stop focusing on apocalyptic scenarios, says cognitive scientist Gary Marcus, and start making AI more useful.
The ways we typically talk about the brain lead to a neuro-mythology, one that fails to either advance public understanding or meaningfully answer how the brain and mind work.