Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence text prediction tool so advanced, it could take this sentence you’re reading and basically finish the article. And they’re so concerned by its potential for “malicious applications,” the avowedly open-source organization that developed it is not releasing its full research.
The last thing most data scientists want is a machine that replaces them! The idea that we can build a machine to conduct sophisticated analyses from start to finish has been around for some time now and new attempts surface every few years. The fully automated data scientist is going to be attractive to some organizations with no analytics experience whatsoever but for more sophisticated organizations the promise of such automation is bound to be met with skepticism and worry. Can you imagine visiting a machine learning driven medical service, accepting a diagnosis and prescriptions, and even undergoing surgery with no human oversight involved?