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Monday, January 07, 2019

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1865-1867

MARTIN FORD: Let’s talk about the potential risks of AI. One particular challenge that I’ve written about is the potential impact on the job market and the economy. Do you think that all of this could cause a new Industrial Revolution and completely transform the job market? If so, is that something we need to worry about, or is that another thing that’s perhaps overhyped?

GEOFFREY HINTON: If you can dramatically increase productivity and make more goodies to go around, that should be a good thing. Whether or not it turns out to be a good thing depends entirely on the social system, and doesn’t depend at all on the technology. People are looking at the technology as if the technological advances are a problem. The problem is in the social systems, and whether we’re going to have a social system that shares fairly, or one that focuses all the improvement on the 1% and treats the rest of the people like dirt. That’s nothing to do with technology.

MARTIN FORD: That problem comes about, though, because a lot of jobs could be eliminated—in particular, jobs that are predictable and easily automated. One social response to that is a basic income. Is that something that you agree with?

GEOFFREY HINTON: Yes, I think a basic income is a very sensible idea.
The 'Godfather of Deep Learning' on Why We Need to Ensure AI Doesn't Just Benefit the Rich
Martin Ford

The danger to liberty lies in the subordination of belief to the needs of the industrial system.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Man has created such sources of mechanical energy that he has freed himself from the task of putting all his human energy into work in order to produce the material conditions for living. He could spend considerable part of his energy on the task of living itself.
Eric Fromm


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