Thursday, June 01, 2023

The AI Threat

 Out-of-control AI could prey on a growing pathology at the heart of Western society: our vulnerability to social contagion. Instead of creating an army of resilient, independent, hyper-educated rational individualists with all of human learning at our fingertips, smartphones have reduced us to an uber-emotional, animalistic, dopamine-addled mob. There is plenty of information, but little knowledge.

- Allister Heath, "The idiot West is sleeping as the end of the world draws near" in The Telegraph, May 31, 2023

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