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Hey Hi (AI) is Pure Hype and It Deserves Scorn, Even Outright Ridicule, When Media and Patent Offices Misuse the Buzzwords

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Summary: The above video got cut midway due to a software crash (rare, albeit an ongoing problem); but it talks about my experience with so-called 'Hey Hi'... decades before it became a media/PR darling (and then a propaganda term to be misused by patent offices to grant software patents)

THE media keeps talking about 'Hey Hi' as if some "revolution" (or "4IR", basically yet another buzzword) suddenly occurred a few years ago, despite hardware development slowing down in terms of computer capacity increases on a relative scale (the law called after Mr. Moore is outdated if not altogether dead, unlike him).



"There are no "AI patents"; there are just software patents."Seeing that the media hype or the 'bubble' (akin to Clown Computing) is being misused to attack the software profession (in the patent realm and beyond) I've come to the conclusion that ridicule and humour are needed to stifle the propagandists.

Gordon MooreThe video got chopped and ruined. I could not salvage it. It talks about my old experiences with 'Hey Hi' before any of us called it that (the patent maximalists moreover adopted buzzwords like "life science/s" years later, sometimes in order to sneakily push for patents on life and nature). Research I did back then revolved around what media would nowadays (but not back then) call "Hey Hi" (AI). Why should we tolerate unscientific autocrats like Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos at the EPO name-dropping these nonsensical (if not utterly meaningless) phrases to justify granting patents on just about everything conceivable? There are no "AI patents"; there are just software patents.

Photo credit (photograph of Gordon Moore): Work by Steve Jurvetson from Menlo Park, USA - Moore Fish, CC BY 2.0.

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