The Most Dangerous AI

By Frank F Islam & Ed Crego, February 2, 2023 (Image credits: Tom de Boor, Adobe, et al)

What is more dangerous to the future of the American democracy and economy, the artificial intelligence of computers and machines that have been programmed to think like humans or the “artificial intelligence” of we human beings who have been programmed by ourselves and others to believe with confidence that our information and insights are absolutely correct? We believe it is definitely the latter rather than the former.

Humans today are still in control. We have the ability to decide what systems to build and to shape the future in which we want to live. Ultimately, unleashing the full potential of the technology that appears tantalizingly close our grasp comes down to this: What do we as a species hope to gain from artificial intelligence, and — perhaps more important — what are we willing to give up.