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[my impression of the state of AI in pop culture, snarky, sorry]

RESEARCHER: I have made yet another somewhat interesting way to transform one spreadsheet into another spreadsheet

JOURNALISTS: we're all doomed by robots lol

[fin]

...which isn't to say that transforming one spreadsheet doesn't affect the world because obviously it does (that's the history of computation essentially, going back to punched cards). it's just the "we're all doomed by robots lol" narrative acts like a weird sink for actual critical thinking about what these procedures are doing

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