Blaise Agüera y Arcas, a leading figure of the present machine intelligence moment in the near 70-year development of artificial intelligence (AI), has written a small book called Ubi Sunt. It’s about the pandemic, it’s also about the future of humans, and about a machine learning how to be human.
My interest in this book can be attributed to a change in my opinion of artificial intelligence that occurred in 2018. My feeling up to that point was that AI made no sense at all when one considered the mind-boggling complexity of the most basic life forms. How can we talk about intelligence when we are struggling and still
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