AI is not going to kill the planet

AI is not going to kill us because, frankly, the current ML-based technologies are just not that smart and, in my view, can never equate to human intelligence in the broadest sense. This is a terrific article and very well-stated commentary. Very much worth a read in these hyperbolic clickbait times.

One of my favourite quotes from a recent AFR article: “I think it’s a way of controlling the narrative,” said Sasha Luccioni, a research scientist at AI start-up Hugging Face. “We should be talking about legislation, things like the risks of bias, the ways AI is being used that is not good for society,” she said in an interview on Bloomberg Technology. “But instead we are focusing on the hypothetical risks. It is a bit of a [magic] hat trick.”

Couldn’t agree more.