A.I.is undeniably one of the most significant technological waves in human history. As monumental as the discovery of fire, the steam engine powering the industrial revolution, rockets propelling us into space, landing on the moon, splitting the atom, and the internet itself (which some suggest the Internet and AI are synonymous). The impact of AI is pervasive and far-reaching, touching every aspect of our lives, businesses and society itself. It is clear that AI is not just a passing trend; it is consequential.
As AI continues to evolve, its influence on our personal lives and businesses is becoming increasingly apparent. AI-powered technologies are transforming industries, replacing tasks once done by human, streamlining operations, and creating new opportunities for growth. At the same time, AI is remixing economics, arts, and creativity, fueling both astonishing (and frightening) advancements and complex ethical dilemmas.
The rise of AI forces us to reexamine our understanding of what it means to be human and reevaluate the structure of our societies. Regardless of whether AI lives up to the lofty hopes of its AI true believers (sometimes self-referenced as “AI Maxis” or “AI Accelerationists”), its mere existence compels us to reconsider our self-perception and the way we treat others. I believe that when AI achieves human-level intelligence (known as artificial general intelligence or AGI) in an attempt to understand how to treat us, it will examine how we have treated “lesser” creatures, in particular how humans have treated. animals. In all of the above scenarios, AI will cause us to reflect and reshape society, economics, treatment of animals, our relationship to each other, and how we self-reflect.
AI is truly Consequential.
(The full idea from me, Jeremiah, I fleshed out the core paragraphs and structures, then asked GPT4 to copy edit and generate additional sentences. Then, I adjusted language to my voice. Image generated from Midjourney, with my prompts, focused on humans and robots working together)