Forget artificial intelligence. How about (just) intelligence?


No one has ever asked me to name the most incompetent employee at the Financial Times but, if they ever do, I will be able to answer easily.

The most cretinous oaf by far is a new arrival who has just one job: to take down messages left on our office phones so we can see who has tried to call us without going through the palaver of listening to voicemail.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2019, with the headline 'Forget artificial intelligence. How about (just) intelligence?'. Print Edition | Subscribe