“AI is invisible – that’s part of the problem,” says Wendy Hall

Are we now seeing a new stage in the adoption of digital technologies such as AI where they are becoming so ubiquitous that they are disappearing below the surface? An interesting article and interview with Dame Wendy Hall in the New Statesman. Definitely worth a read.


There is a significant perception problem surrounding AI, says Wendy Hall, acting chair of the UK’s AI Council. “In the media, AI is often [depicted as] a ‘terminator’-type robot, that’s male and aggressive,” she tells Spotlight. “But a lot of AI is digital. You don’t see it, it just works, and that’s part of the problem – it’s invisible.”