Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World
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I’ve been diving into quite a few books about artificial intelligence recently, and “Scary Smart” by Mo Gawdat truly stood out. This isn’t just another AI tome to scare the living daylights out of you with visions of robots gone rogue. Instead, it’s an intelligently written and thoughtful examination of our digital future and the role we humans play in it.
Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Book Review: Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial
Everything we say either on videos, in books, podcasts, etc. will be read one day by AI in minutes, processed and decisions will be made accordingly! We in this age have a moral responsibility about what we put out there on the internet because a smart child is watching and will soon grow up and its applications will be everywhere that it will have access to all that we put on the internet!Artificial intelligence is smarter than humans. It can process information at lightning speed and remain focused on specific tasks without distraction. AI can see into the future, predicting outcomes and even use sensors to see around physical and virtual corners. So why does AI frequently get it so wrong?
Mo The Future of Artificial Intelligence, A Conversation with Mo
Let’s face it, AI will not be made to think like the average human. It will be made to think like economists, sales executives, soldiers, politicians and corporations. And like those highly driven subsets of humanity, AI stands the risk of being as biased and blinded by what it measures. You see, it’s not that we can only measure what we see, but rather that we zoom in with tunnel vision and only see what we measure. That reinforces what we see and then we create more of it as a result. And yes, sadly, we are not designing AI to think like a human, we are designing it to think like a man. The male-dominated pool of developers who are building the future of AI today are likely to create machines that favour so-called ‘masculine’ traits.No one is better placed than Mo Gawdat to explain how the technology of the future works, how it could be designed to work against us and what we can do to change that. The internationally bestselling author of Solve for Happy and former chief business officer of Google X (the 'moonshot' innovation arm of Google) with more than thirty years' experience working at the cutting-edge of technology, turns his attention to cyber innovation; what it gets right and the many, many things it gets wrong. Mo Gawdat]: The truth of the matter is that the reason why AI is going to continue is not a technology issue. The reason why AI is going to continue is a very simple prisoner’s dilemma that is created by capitalism. The fact is, there are hundreds of thousands of two little kids in a garage today playing with AI tools. Just like I played with C++ when I was younger. You know, the very basics at the very beginning of Sinclairs and Commodores and so on.