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To prepare for the AI revolution, learn to be more human

To prepare for the AI revolution, learn to be more human

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  • Code and AI are replacing laws as the control mechanism for society. In the process, private corporations are replacing governments as the arbiter, which means that what we call politics is increasingly under the control of corporations. Is it appropriate for corporations to determine what the people

    Code and AI are replacing laws as the control mechanism for society. In the process, private corporations are replacing governments as the arbiter, which means that what we call politics is increasingly under the control of corporations. Is it appropriate for corporations to determine what the people are allowed to do? How would we feel about it if the government had this kind of control?

  • If you want a job in the 21st century, look for one that requires a human touch that even a computer boosted by artificial intelligence can’t handle.

  • I love how all these discussions seem to have an unstated assumption that we have sorted out all the knowledge - in its broadest sense - in the world and now just need to add machines to the bits that look routine or simple.

  • We are not thinking machines, we are feeling machines that think.

    From Descartes’ Error - Antonio Damasio

  • “More human” is something we can hope for, and it’s a trend that is thankfully emerging quickly. Distrust of AI, algorithms and robots is good. I was amused to hear Walmart’s ad on a recent podcast episode – trying to “teach” its audience online that deep links are not creepy. I’m all for “more human”

    “More human” is something we can hope for, and it’s a trend that is thankfully emerging quickly. Distrust of AI, algorithms and robots is good. I was amused to hear Walmart’s ad on a recent podcast episode – trying to “teach” its audience online that deep links are not creepy. I’m all for “more human”, and that’s why I dig this new Quartz experience, and all other apps that mimic “real world” relationships.

  • Someday we will move beyond the simplistic AI vs humans conversations that the AI gurus want us to have. The key will be shifting the starting perspective to one that focuses on what makes humans uniquely human—not on the forecasts of what AI may or be able to do in the future that humans do today. Start

    Someday we will move beyond the simplistic AI vs humans conversations that the AI gurus want us to have. The key will be shifting the starting perspective to one that focuses on what makes humans uniquely human—not on the forecasts of what AI may or be able to do in the future that humans do today. Start by identifying the superintelligence of humans.

    Also a bit better editing please. It’s Nick Bostrom, not Kent Bostrom.

  • No one can say for certain what impact AI will have on jobs. Not even close.

    But for 30 plus years we have been on the verge of having tech do away with work, only to find tech increases productivity, which doesn’t necessarily translate into a reduction in work.

    Certainly AI has the potential to improve

    No one can say for certain what impact AI will have on jobs. Not even close.

    But for 30 plus years we have been on the verge of having tech do away with work, only to find tech increases productivity, which doesn’t necessarily translate into a reduction in work.

    Certainly AI has the potential to improve productivity. Some jobs will be gone, others will change. New jobs we don’t even know about will appear. The jobs most likely to face major reductions are basic manual service jobs like cashiers. But automation can eliminate them without AI. AI will have a greater impact on mid level jobs.

    But we ain’t gonna run out of work to do. Technology will continue to make things better. Change is happening at increasing rates. But it’s like 99% positive.

  • To learn to be more human with the AI revolution, people need to engage in pro-social behaviors, and they should be willing to interact with each other. However, this is easier said than done. Changing habits requires a concerted effort and desire to live a different life where humans are first and AI is second.

  • Jobs that require a creative touch appear to be amongst those that will be less affected by AI in terms of actual replacement. But there's some amazing advice in this article - enhancing human-human interaction.

  • “Alexa - how do I human?”