1. 5 distractions that cloud our thinking about AI

    5 distractions that cloud our thinking about AI

    Kathryn Hume. Fast Forward Labs @HumeKathryn April 5, 2017 2:10 PM Tags: ai , artificial intelligence , bots , chatbots , conversational interfaces , distractions , end of work , existential risk , job loss , jobs , personhood , UBI , universal basic income One of the main arguments the Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari makes in Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is that humans differ from other species because we can cooperate flexibly in large numbers, united in cause and spirit not by anything real, but by the fictions of our collective imagination. Examples of these fictions include gods, nations, money, and human rights, which are supported by ...

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    1. I cite it because contemporary discourse about AI becoming an existential threat reminds me of the Middle Ages, when philosophers like Thomas Aquinas and Wilhelm von Ockham presented arguments on the basis of authority:
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