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A quarter-century after his self-driving car appeared in Byte magazine, Pomerleau is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon, and last month, as so many lamented the role of fake news in the presidential election, he put a call out on Twitter, challenging the AI community to build an algorithm that could identify fake news and remove from it from online services like Twitter, Google, and Facebook.

Source: Wired Magazine

Date: December 16th, 2016

Link: https://www.wired.com/2016/12/bittersweet-sweepstakes-build-ai-destroys-fake-news/

Discussion

1) “Recognizing what’s fake requires not just the kind of pattern recognition that AI is so good at. It requires human judgment, as Pomerleau himself acknowledges.”  Why is this?

2) Isn’t human judgment just pattern recognition, or is it something else too?

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