Google%u2019s AI can now lip read better than humans after watching thousands of hours of TV - The Verge. Using thousands of hours of TV to teach AI to lip read better than humans flies in the face of my mom's wisdom. Growing up with Howdy Doody, and Saturday morning cartoons, was my escape from being a kid. According to mom, watching so much TV would "make you stupid". Read a book she said. So, I read books, and, I must admit, they helped me in school and as I grew up. But, I was woefully ignorant about TV shows that I missed while reading books and doing homework every day after school, and I blame her for my adult addiction to binge watching TV series on the Internet. Right now, I am binge watching all the Perry Mason episodes I missed between 1959 and 1965. Oh, the wasted hours. So, my advice to AI engineers is to set their software to read some books. Lip reading isn't a skill that will create smarter computers. They will just go crazy thinking about all the stupid things humans are saying these days.