LookUpNow: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s Film on Artificial Intelligence: Future of Humanity.

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In this film, Gerd sets forth that we should embrace Artificial Intelligence and harness its positive potential while at the same time, we must urgently consider and address its negative side-effects and unintended externalities.

We must use AI as a powerful tool but not let it become a purpose on its own. AI should be used to help us bring about what Gerd calls #thegoodfuture, not to replace humans, to whittle away what makes us human, or to enable a synthetic, machine-led society.

This film explains why we should welcome smart machines but not seek to build generally intelligent artificial entities (AGIs) – because with digital intelligence, it’s competence that matters, not consciousness (quoting Professor Stuart Russell).

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