Weekend Thinking: AI Is Coming For Us

Artificial Intelligence is one of those terms that’s been tossed around for a long time, percolating into pop culture for decades now, as cautionary tales like the movies Terminator or War Games. Now it’s about to get real. Ray Kurzweil, the futurists inventor and Google bigwig, has identified what he calls history’s Law of Accelerating Returns. It’s not complicated: more advanced societies have the ability to innovate faster than less advanced societies. Think of the progress that’s been made in the last two centuries – going from horses to cars to spaceships, from pen and paper to the telegraph to the Internet. The pace of change has been extraordinary compared to all the previous years of human history. And it’s continuing. We are on the cusp of innovations now that will…


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