Using human power in the age of artificial intelligence

The Dec. 28 front-page article “The A.I. anxiety,” outlining concerns over the direction of technology, addressed the biggest issue there is now: Knowledge advances geometrically, human nature glacially.   If we cannot somehow deal with these two facts, it seems to me that the prognosis is bad. That’s because as our power is increasing exponentially, our ability to control it isn’t. To the contrary, power still corrupts us, more or less in proportion to how great the power. So far from keeping pace or even remaining static, our ability to wisely develop and use power is deteriorating as we most need it. Bernard Klein, Bethesda


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