Ted Chiang on AI

“Are we close to artificial intelligence programmes having the ability to design improved versions of themselves and realising recursive self-improvement? Not so much, according to the acclaimed science fiction author Ted Chiang. Writing in The New Yorker, Chiang outlines in plain English how the great innovation in AI, whereby machines can create smarter versions of themselves, will only come from human ingenuity and we aren’t anywhere close to it right now.”

🔮 Legitimacy; Facebook’s algorithm; AI’s inherent intelligence; antiscience & YouTube criminals ++ #316
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Published by Futurist Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard ranks as one of the top 10 futurist keynote speakers, worldwide, with over 1500 engagements in 50+ countries during the past 2 decades and a combined audience of over 2.5 Million people. Gerd has written 5 books including the best-selling ‘Technology vs Humanity’ (2016), now available in 12 languages.  Gerd’s films on the future of technology and humanity, digital transformation and artificial intelligence have reached millions of viewers, and are regularly shown at many conferences and at in-house corporate trainings. Gerd’s client list includes most Fortune 500 companies as well as many governments and NGOs. Gerd is a global influencer in the field of digital ethics (the ethics of technology). He is a pioneering keynote speaker using animations, video and audio in fascinating new ways. 

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