A short thought on AI
The debate in the public square of the crowd appears to be less about the inevitability of powerful AI and more about who will be at the control levers of the future.
For those aware of AI and looking up and forward at it and the future, there appears to be two ways this can go:
- the power of AI is going to be with the few or AI itself, screwed again; or
- the power of AI will be in the hands of the ~8 billion strong crowd by 2025 and things might be alright after all.
Those that are able to look down and back at things largely concur, unless the crowd is involved and on board, things could get a bit ugly and time is short.
More disruptive change is coming in the next decade than the last 4 decades combined.
Only a small fraction of the crowd have heard of AI. How do you give people AI when they do not understand it, are not comfortable with it and are more concerned with putting food in their bellies?
The challenge then becomes, how to start a conversation and harness the power of AI to care and provide for the basic needs and dignities of the crowd thereby winning the debate.
Is that not what this conversation is about?
Anyhow, just a short thought from a seasoned old roughneck.