The Most Overrated Tech Features of 2023
After the implosion of the metaverse, Meta has latched onto the latest trend with AI Personas. These AI chatbots with the faces of celebrities were paid millions of dollars for their likeness, yet the persona part of the bots bear no relation to the famous faces. After the weirdness of the enterprise faded from the news cycle, we haven’t heard much at all from the Meta AI Personas.
While the Humane AI Pin doesn’t actually ship until March of next year, much of the interface relies on voice—both that of the user and that of the AI. This is precisely the kind of tech that the world doesn’t need right now, especially considering the prevalence of AirPods and other wireless headphones.
The Google Search Generative Experience has the potential to gut publishing by bypassing source sites and collapsing an entire industry that depends on advertising to exist. Google does not show any signs of stopping its AI-generated search and there are no good answers in media about what to do about it.
Tesla’s Autopilot has been a feature of its line of cars for a while and a concern for just as long. A Washington Post analysis of data found that Autopilot was to blame in eight fatal or serious crashes. The National Highway Transportation Safety Association began…