The person who coined ‘digital actuality’ says AI poses no menace, and resisting technological progress is futile anyway.
What if the fears of synthetic intelligence are unfounded? Is AI nothing greater than a “mashup” of all the pieces obtainable on-line? And is there zero chance that machines might sooner or later construct different machines, making people irrelevant?
Earlier this month, host Steve Clemons spoke with laptop scientist Jaan Tallinn, who argues that AI poses an existential danger to people.
This week, Steve talks with laptop scientist Jaron Lanier for a completely completely different take: Humanity has nothing to concern. Lanier argues that we’ve been conditioned to concern that expertise will attain the purpose of sentient being – fears perpetuated by science fiction.