How to turn Happy Christmas into a medieval execution

First, turn on predictive text; next, send Happy Christmas in Italian to your Italian chum – ‘Buon Natale’ in other words – and AI, in the blink of an electron, turns it into ‘Burn Natalie’.

Predictive text is a stupid AI technology process.

It demonstrates, with unerring accuracy, just why technology is so not an answer of any sensible sort to human communication problems, most of which are, in any case, caused by poor communication.

Artificial intelligence and ‘natural language processing’ are no substitute for taking care when writing. Some call it being mindful. Actually it is the ability to focus on the task in hand until said task is complete.

Burn Natalie indeed!