Is Artificial Existential?

Rarely do we see the biggest threats until they are upon us.

For example, computerization.

Computers bring us many good things.

They have also turned the world upside down.

The message “Labor With Creativity” looked at the the end of labor… as we know it… due to computerization.

The article said:  Take trucking as an example.  Autonomous self-driving trucks will eradicate millions of trucking jobs.  The shifts in labor are not a future problem either.  They started decades ago and really accelerated in 2011.  The way you, I and the world works, lives and plays has to adapt.  This shift affects us all, working or retired.  Entire sectors of commerce will evaporate.   Markets will crash. Panic, fear and divisiveness will grow.

Pensions, insurance companies and governments won’t keep promises.

Even currencies will fail us.  They won’t deliver the purchasing power we expect or need.

The rich will get richer.  The poor… more so.

Sound frightening?

It is!

And computerization is already past being upon us.  Computers and robots gobbled up jobs so fast that we hardly recognize it until we watch Madman on TV and see how things have changed.

Yet there is a bigger problem… much worse.

This one is almost upon us now.

Artificial intelligence… a change so huge that everything we know, believe in and trust, could cease to exist.

Elon Musk,  the head of Tesla Motors and Space X, (among other things) recently urged the need to regulate artificial intelligence “before it’s too late.”  He believes that artificial intelligence is an “existential threat to mankind.  Some A.I. scientists feel that this is an alarmist but everyone recognizes the valid concerns about impact on weapons, jobs and privacy.

Should we simply drop A.I.?

We can’t!

It’s too late.

Other nations, China, Russia could overtake us.

A.I. in America may be bad… even fatal.

America, without A.I…. while China or Russia or any other country has it, that’s even worse!

An MIT Review article says:

Russian state news organization RT reports that Vladimir Putin believes “whoever becomes the leader in [artificial intelligence] will become the ruler of the world.” Earlier this year, the Chinese government announced plans to surpass Western nations in the field. Predictably, Elon Musk tweeted his concern: “Competition for A.I. superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3.”

Should we worry about AI’s existential threat?

The article links to two articles:

#1: Yes, We Are Worried About the Existential Risk of Artificial Intelligence. (1)

#2: No, the Experts Don’t Think Super-intelligent A.I. is a Threat to Humanity. (2)

I urge you to read them.

Like it or not…

We will have to deal with Artificial Intelligence.

It’s here.  It will change everything.

Don’t depend too much on the internet, electricity or phones.  Almost all the things we trust now could change.

The greatest asset we can have to prosper from these problems is a keen mind and healthy body.

Creative Intelligence will be the golden asset that takes advantage of artificial intelligence.  That’s why Merri and I will be working hard to share ideas about how we can all be smarter, happier, healthier and more fulfilled.  Let’s take advantage of the changes that are rapidly imposed in our lives.


(1) Yes, We Are Worried About the Existential Risk of Artificial Intelligence.



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