Thoughts on AI

AI, Artificial Intelligence, is worthy of some philisophical consideration. My own perspective is that, over all, it is a very good thing. There are legitimate, contrary opinions however.

  • The logical end of mechanical progress is to reduce the human being to something resembling a brain in a bottle. That is the goal towards which we are already moving, though, of course, we have no intention of getting there; just as a man who drinks a bottle of whiskey a day does not actually intend to get cirrhosis of the liver.
    – George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier (1937)