Watching a recent Sci-Fi short called ‘Post-Human’ by Ray Kurzweil (https://vimeo.com/144099716) reminds me of a topic that has come up in conversation often in the last year:
“How Artificial Intelligence will affect the Future of Humanity.”
Unfortunately, all the main “thought leaders” being quoted on this topic: Ray Kurzweil, Nick Bostrom, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, are in my opinion, severely off-base.
And I have some intense critical essays to write on this topic, in the next year or so.
These “thought leaders” all show a fundamental disconnect with the Cutting Edge of Understanding in a plethora of fields and subjects essential to developing a Good, True, Beautiful and Loving Artificial Intelligence, such as: Consciousness, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Morality, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Intersubjectivity, Subject-Object Dualism, Human Potential and Human Fulfillment.
“Thought leaders” scaring people with off base pontification is one thing.
But what I fear most is those people who have these Erroneous Ontological Assumptions about Reality being the ones who are spearheading the creation of Artificial Intelligence. For the Erroneous Assumptions in one’s Consciousness inevitably makes it into the Artifacts of one’s Creation.
Which is a fancy way of saying, if the people who create Commercially Successful AI have shitty assumptions in their worldview, they will create enormously powerful, God-like AI with shitty assumptions programmed into the AI’s worldview. If this happens it will likely cause Humanity to suffer deep and grave consequences.
The Future of Humanity likely depends on getting Artificial Intelligence right.
So it is a cause I’m committed to majorly contributing to when the time is right.
“Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman–a rope over an abyss…
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end: what can be loved in man is that he is an overture and a going under” – Nietzsche