Heard on NPR yesterday - rebroadcasting some BBC show - with some tech genius making the case for continuing with the rollout of AI. He was saying that, while we should continue to implement guardrails, we should not halt the advent of AI altogether. Imagine, he said, each student in the world having their personal AI - education would be accessible to everyone, not just those who could afford it.
THAT! I exclaimed, right there in my car, is EXACTLY what I said about the Internet in the 1990s - that it would make information accessible to all, and there would be a general lifting of all minds.
I was wrong THEN, and this guy is wrong NOW.