The following is an excerpt taken from The Atlantic, where Mr. Kissinger, ex-statesman and historian, explains his concerns that Philosophically, Intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.
"As I listened to the speaker celebrate this technical progress, my experience as a historian and occasional practicing statesman gave me pause. What would be the impact on history of self-learning machines—machines that acquired knowledge by processes particular to themselves, and applied that knowledge to ends for which there may be no category of human understanding? Would these machines learn to communicate with one another? How would choices be made among emerging options? Was it possible that human history might go the way of the Incas, faced with a Spanish culture incomprehensible and even awe-inspiring to them? Were we at the edge of a new phase of human history?"
....read the full article here at The Atlantic.
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