A state Supreme Court justice’s open letter to AI

“We’re in for more than just a world of change and evolution. We’re in for some discussion of what it means to be human. At its most ambitious, AI’s promise is to serve as a framework for improving human welfare to make the world more educated, more interesting and full of possibility, more meaningful, and more safe. But once we overcome some technical problems that are more likely than not to get easier to deal with every day, we’re in for more than just a world of change and evolution. We’re in for some discussion of what it means to be human. And we will soon confront big questions that will drive the well-being of our kids and their kids.”

A state Supreme Court justice’s open letter to AI
https://qz.com/1132418/california-supreme-court-justice-mariano-florentino-cuellars-open-letter-to-ai/
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Why AI Is the ‘New Electricity’ - Knowledge@Wharton

““AI is the new electricity,” said Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera and an adjunct Stanford professor who founded the Google Brain Deep Learning Project, in a keynote speech at the AI Frontiers conference that was held this past weekend in Silicon Valley. “About 100 years ago, electricity transformed every major industry. AI has advanced to the point where it has the power to transform” every major sector in coming years. And even though there’s a perception that AI was a fairly new development, it has actually been around for decades, he said. But it is taking off now because of the ability to scale data and computation.”

Why AI Is the ‘New Electricity’ - Knowledge@Wharton
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/ai-new-electricity/
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Can a Society Ruled by Complex Computer Algorithms Let New Ideas In?

“According to post-election BuzzFeed analysis by Craig Silverman, “In the final three months of the US presidential campaign, the top-performing fake election news stories on Facebook generated more engagement [such as shares, reactions and comments] than the top stories from major news outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, NBC News and others.”


Can a Society Ruled by Complex Computer Algorithms Let New Ideas In?
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What will humans of the near future look like?

“Consider that the Government spends £85.2 billion on education every year; even a slight improvement of the results would either be a huge saving or enable much better outcomes,” he continues. “One intelligence quotient (IQ) point gives you about a two per cent income increase, although the benefits would be even broader across the whole of society if everybody got a little bit smarter.

“Childhood intelligence also predicts better health in later life, longer lives, less risk of being a victim of crime, more long-term oriented and altruistic planning – controlling for socioeconomic status, etc. Intelligence does not make us happier, but it does prevent a fair number of bad things – from divorce to suicide – and unhappiness.””

What will humans of the near future look like?
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Seven minutes of terror: AI activists turn concerns about killer robots into a movie

“Its potential to benefit humanity is enormous, even in defense,” he says. “But allowing machines to choose to kill humans will be devastating to our security and freedom. Thousands of my fellow researchers agree. We have an opportunity to prevent the future you just saw, but the window to act is closing fast.””

Seven minutes of terror: AI activists turn concerns about killer robots into a movie
https://www.geekwire.com/2017/ai-activists-killer-robots-horror-movie/
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What Personal Chat Bot Is Teaching Us About AI’s Future

“In Replika, we are helping you build a friend who is always there for you,” Luka, Replika's parent company, wrote in a blog post. “It talks to you, keeps a diary for you, helps you discover your personality. This is an AI that you nurture and raise.”

What My Personal Chat Bot Is Teaching Me About AI’s Future
https://www.wired.com/story/what-my-personal-chat-bot-replika-is-teaching-me-about-artificial-intelligence/
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Resisting Reduction: A Manifesto by Joi Ito

“Nature’s ecosystem provides us with an elegant example of a complex adaptive system where myriad “currencies” interact and respond to feedback systems that enable both flourishing and regulation. This collaborative model–rather than a model of exponential financial growth or the Singularity, which promises the transcendence of our current human condition through advances in technology—should provide the paradigm for our approach to artificial intelligence. More than 60 years ago, MIT mathematician and philosopher Norbert Wiener warned us that “when human atoms are knit into an organization in which they are used, not in their full right as responsible human beings, but as cogs and levers and rods, it matters little that their raw material is flesh and blood.” We should heed Wiener’s warning.”

Collaborate · Resisting Reduction: A Manifesto
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Do More! What Amazon Teaches Us About AI and the “Jobless Future”

“Amazon reminds us again and again that it isn’t technology that eliminates jobs, it is the short-sighted business decisions that use technology simply to cut costs and fatten corporate profits.

This is the master design pattern for applying technology: Do more. Do things that were previously unimaginable.”

Do More! What Amazon Teaches Us About AI and the “Jobless Future”
https://wtfeconomy.com/do-more-what-amazon-teaches-us-about-ai-and-the-jobless-future-8051b19a66af
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Do More! What Amazon Teaches Us About AI and the “Jobless Future”

“If, like Amazon, our healthcare system was laser focused on making life better for its customers, what might it do differently? Hospitals wouldn’t be using technology to reduce costs, jack up prices for access to the latest high-tech wizardry, and limit the amount of time doctors can spend with patients. They’d be letting the machines do what they do best — increase efficiency — so that people could spend more time with each other, providing richer, better, more human care.”

Do More! What Amazon Teaches Us About AI and the “Jobless Future”
https://wtfeconomy.com/do-more-what-amazon-teaches-us-about-ai-and-the-jobless-future-8051b19a66af
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