A Compromise With AI and Me

Navigating within this field of artificial intelligence is still as exciting as it was since I started writing one new article about AI every day — more than a 160 days ago. However I have had a contentious relationship with those calling artificial intelligence for ‘it’ or asking for ‘more AI’. There are people I have encountered who argue on behalf of robot rights; speculate on singularity; dream of transhumanism etc. My relationship with this have been quite agnostic. Perhaps it relates to my relationship with religion, I hated going to church before, and now I have nothing against tagging along.

Enacting AI

Being topical in communication seems to invite for topical discussions. Whichever way that a friend wondered about a specific AI application becomes a long rant from my side. Before when I talked about AI few listened, but now people listen more often, although I may not know a whole deal more about the topic than I did previously. Then again this could be a typical Norwegian cultural understatement, because I do know a lot more than I did.

  1. When AI becomes human, then what will become of humans?
  2. We need to give AI rights so that it will be benevolent when it gains superintelligence.
  3. I don’t believe in AI it’s just a hype thing. I am not interested.
  4. I know a guy that works with AI, should I put you two into contact?
  5. I saw something about AI on the news, check out this link.

Being too Religious

I have had to come to terms with others not wanting to understand, I wonder if there is an equivalent to preaching to the quire in the AI community. Perhaps it could be extended to training data. Training on the same dataset and expecting different results?

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AI Policy and Ethics at www.nora.ai. Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own. twitter.com/AlexMoltzau

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