Part of Authority Magazine’s series about Artificial Intelligence

“I’m more frightened than interested by artificial intelligence – in fact, perhaps fright and interest are not far away from one another.”
Gemma Whelan

Lincoln Stoller, PhD, 2024. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

I just learned an expanded (and poorly edited) version of my post Artificial Intelligence and Your Future Mental Health, was published in Authority Magazine six months ago. Here are some of the main points I make in that article.

  1. One of the greatest uses of AI will be to force people to examine human intelligence.
  2. If General Artificial Intelligence can now equal the thinking of an average person, then an average person is what you should no longer be.
  3. A person’s passion must be independent from appreciation. Passion flourishes when comfortably alone.
  4. The most that people can do to reform the publishing industry to foster innovation is buy independently produced digital works.
  5. If people can’t discern quality information for themselves, then we have given AI an advantage.
  6. Unplanned innovation creates problems, and most innovation is unplanned. Most of our institutions discourage innovation.
  7. Limited thinking is the bottleneck of innovation. It’s not that creative people don’t exist, it’s that creative people disrupt systems built on repetitive thinking.
  8. The more complete histories that AI systems write will challenge pundits and academics. This will massively upset the pyramid of authority.
  9. The assumption that AI will evolve along a path that is positive for humanity is unlikely. AI will optimize systems in ways that we would not choose.
  10. AI experts with no background in ethics or history are influencing public opinion. The negative consequences of previous expert-led campaigns have last for decades.
  11. The AI challenge is to become smarter ourselves and to reclaim power from institutions.
  12. Learn to commit to what’s important despite repeated failure. This is a prerequisite to innovation.

You can find the full article on the ezine Medium, which is itself a combination of AI curated and human generated content. Medium’s success in presenting novelty and its failure in discerning quality is a living example of AI’s role in social change.

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