Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The argument in a nutshell is that "The successful adoption of AI requires what the authors of Power and Prediction call the 'system mindset,' which stands in contrast to the 'task mindset.' The task mindset focuses on cost savings. The system mindset focuses on value creation." Leaving aside the use of the term 'mindset', which a marker for pseudo-science, the observation is essentially sound. It could be phrased in many other ways; I characterize it as a shift from thinking about documents to thinking about data. Same sort of thing.

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