On The Public's Perception of Machine Intelligence
Shortly after waking up, I encountered another annoying "Fear Artificial Intelligence! FEARRRR IIITTTT!" headline, from another notable quotable--Bill Gates, this time. Then all this happened. Previously in this conversation… like, everything I've ever said, but most recently, there's this: http://wolvensnothere.tumblr.com/post/108575909821/john-brockman The attached image comes from my presentation from Magick Codes, late last year: https://www.academia.edu/9891302/Plug_and_Pray_Conceptualizing_Digital_Demigods_and_Electronic_Angels_by_Damien_Patrick_Williams Ultimately, I'm getting extremely tired of the late-to-the-game, nunanceless discussion of issues and ideas that we've been trying to discuss for years and years. I want us to be talking about these things BEFORE we're terrified for or lives, because when we react from that mentality, we make really fucking dumb decisions. When we skim the headlines and go for the sensational, we increase the likelihood of those decisions having longer-term implications. Anyway, here's the thing. Thank you to all of my interlocutors. It was an enlightening way to start the day.