Hack

Am I influenced by social media? I use Facebook and Google, is my thinking guided by BOTS? They’ve said Germans were hacked by Nazi media. Are my choices my own? Do I click the alternatives I’m offered when using Google search? We should guard against neurological hacking. We already live with the influence of AI which gets in our head like google offering thoughts. Beyond AI we also need to discern between opinion and fact. Lex Fridman’s interview with Max Tegmark https://youtu.be/RL4j4KPwNGM was something of an eye opener.

As Max Tegmark says don’t think of AI as evil. Perhaps humanity was evil to make an African Rhino extinct, but we weren’t knowingly evil. AI isn’t evil, but it’s vastly more intelligent. We do need to control this new intelligence through programming. 

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