The one AI function that is not oversold is the ability to function with ungodly large data sets and make accurate predictions from them. It’s modeling on steroids. If that is what people want to call intelligence … .
Yes… A big statistical engine…
Well… the internet is an ungodly large data set of human tendencies, so if next we give it the ability to manipulate people, things will get interesting. Spoiler alert: things will get interesting.
This is called Hari Seldon’s psychohistory…
No no, Hari observed and made sure not to manipulate, going as far as to not even share details of the predictions.
Maybe that team are in the 20 who haven’t signed the open letter though…
Anyway, if the following is true, then the OpenAI board of directors are incompetent and may even have opened themselves up to litigation.
I have been a harsh critic of Nadella here and elsewhere, but I have to give him props for this interview - first, for doing one at all under these circumstances; second for staying on message (that we’ll partners with anyone to keep our mission going forward; and third for being a very good spokesman off the cuff - not suffering a “Just buy your mother an iPhone.” or “Can’t innovate anymore, my a**!” moment.
Just when you think it CAN’T get any weirder -
Headlines like this can’t make the situation any better - Extinction Level?:
As I’ve noted in the past, I’m not worried about robots for so long as I can outrun/outmaneuver a reasonable sized unit on battery power in a setting w/ reasonably varied geography.
The thing which folks need to be concerned about is their ability to automate things and the implications that has for (un)employment.
Back when computers were first gaining prevalence one of the ideas bruited was that they would be taxed so as to fund a universal basic income for the folks whose jobs would cease to be done by humans — could we bring that back to the table?
More about the ongoing discussion here:
I OTOH think we are just getting started on all this.
Plus though I have up to this point more or less chuckled at some of the apocalyptic statements and fears of the Anti-AI crowd, this article brings up something I hadn’t really considered before which is the idea of an aggregate AI, created by one of the tech giants that comes to dominate in a business sense, which will have knock on effects in the overall economy.
In other words, I don’t see AI actively killing people, but I can see it significantly displacing or “obsoleting” or “killing” many jobs/careers in the economy.
OTOH, I remember reading similar things during the original rise of the PC industry, and while there were certain people and sectors that were hurt by genuine disruption, most obviously the typewriter business or the conventional role of secretary, those also morphed in to the printer business or the new role of executive assistant.
Regardless this provides yet another glimpse in to what is becoming a complex multifaceted “drama”
And he’s back. Lol, what a ****show.
To top it off, here’s more about the person who was instrumental in getting him fired.
Thank goodness that CCP asset has failed.
True. It took decades for PCs to displace the clerical job pool. The question will be at what speed will automation/AI displace what number of jobs in how many sectors? Is suspect it will be a shorter time horizon now. The challenge will be how societies adjust.
They were speculating on MacBreak Weekly yesterday that it is less than a decade based on some internal docs from the recent M$, Apple, and Google leaks that at least 40% of office workers can be replaced by AI.
To @Desertlap ’s comment on AI aggregation, that is the real threat; I don’t fear SkyNet
Here’s Sammy…he’s back
A Tool For Assessing The “Intelligence” Of AIs
GAIA: a benchmark for General AI Assistants
Interesting and valid points in what they bring forward, but also best read with the reminder that they like most have an agenda as well.