What Did Blade Runner Get Wrong?

I’m quoted in this article in TheStreet.com on what predictions Blade Runner got wrong.


In the place of artificial intelligence, we have what Spivack calls “artificial stupidity,” which makes robots do the “stupid things” humans don’t want to do, such as vacuuming your house.

“It’s not language, creativity, imagination, or emotion. Even things like Siri, Google Assistant — they’re not intelligent, they just know pattern recognition,” he added. “If you wanted to make something like the replicants in Blade Runner, you’d need much higher forms of artificial intelligence than we can create in any lab.”