AI News, Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Daniel Huttenlocher on AI artificial intelligence
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they had studied the social security rolls, found out who was disabled and who was in debt and sort of matched these records and found tens of thousands of people who were eligible and sent them letters.
If you qualify for this because you’re a total and permanently disabled veteran, you don’t have to do the paperwork anymore.
Only half of the people who were eligible when they got that letter in the Obama administration had done anything about it, so the people who hadn’t –
And part of this is because these for-profit colleges are so much more expensive and, often, give a less valuable degree than, say, community college.
And I should say that education secretary Betsy DeVos has been criticized for being too friendly with for-profit colleges and rolling back Obama-era protections for students from for-profit colleges…
Still, there remain areas of worrisome impact: in diminished inquisitiveness as humans entrust AI with an increasing share of the quest for knowledge;
But the phenomenon of a machine that assists—or possibly surpasses—humans in mental labor and helps to both predict and shape outcomes is unique in human history.
The three of us have discussed many ideas: programming digital assistants to refuse to answer philosophical questions, especially about the bounds of reality;
establishing a new field, an “AI ethics,” to facilitate thinking about the responsible administration of AI, the way bioethics has facilitated thinking about the responsible administration of biology and medicine.
Importantly, all such efforts must be undertaken according to three time horizons: what we already know, what we are sure to discover in the near future, and what we are likely to discover when AI becomes widespread.
But we agree that it is changing human knowledge, perception, and reality—and, in so doing, changing the course of human history.