Claims about artificial intelligence and its capabilities are greatly overstated
Beware the hyperbole surrounding artificial intelligence and how far it has progressed. Anthony Weate by James Trevelyan Great claims are being made for artificial intelligence , or AI, these days. Amazon's Alexa, Google's assistant, Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana: these are all cited as examples of AI. Yet speech recognition is hardly new: we have seen steady improvements in commercial software like Dragon for 20 years.