AI promises to make life easier. But it could also change what it means to be human

The history of humans’ use of technology has always been a history of coevolution. Philosophers from Rousseau to Heidegger to Carl Schmitt have argued that technology is never a neutral tool for achieving human ends. Technological innovations—from the most rudimentary to the most sophisticated—reshape people as they use these innovations to control their environment. Artificial intelligence is a new and powerful tool, and it, too, is altering humanity.
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AI promises to make life easier. But it could also change what it means to be human

Building momentum on ethical approach towards Artificial Intelligence endorsed by Pope Francis

26 February 2021, Rome/Vatican City – The Pontifical Academy for Life, together with the first co-signatories of the Rome Call for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics: Microsoft, IBM, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), today marked the first anniversary of the document which has been endorsed by Pope Francis and seeks a commitment towards developing AI technologies in ways that are transparent, inclusive, socially beneficial and […]
Building momentum on ethical approach towards Artificial Intelligence endorsed by Pope Francis

Most People Can't Tell the Difference Between Art Made by Humans and by AI, a Rather …

The study was inspired by news of an AI-generated artwork selling at auction for $432,500.
“There is a battle rising between humans and machines.”
No, that’s not a voiceover from another Matrix
When the researcher Harsha Gangadharbatla saw the headlines three years ago about a painting created via artificial intelligence by the collective Obvious selling for $432,500 at Christie’s, he didn’t just shake his head at the price. He wondered what this might teach us about how humans […]
Most People Can't Tell the Difference Between Art Made by Humans and by AI, a Rather …