The "silly AI doing something stupidly funny" trope is a powerful one, partly because people like to see the mighty cast down, and partly because the "silly stupid AI" stereotype is often valid.
But as with stereotypes of human groups, the most viral examples are often fakes. Take the "Voice Recognition Elevator" skit from a few years ago, which showed an ASR system that was baffled by a Scottish accent, epitomizing the plight of Scots trapped in a dehumanized world that doesn't understand them. But back in the real world, I found that when I played the YouTube version of the skit to the 2010 version of Google Voice on my cell phone, it correctly transcribed the whole thing.
And I suspect that the recent viral "tuba-to-text conversion" meme is another artful fraud.
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