AI stunting, what it might be good for, and how it's not really intelligence
I ran your article by my daughter today. She has a Philosophy degree with an ethics minor and is pursuing a masters in Philosophy in AI. Right up her ally.
To sum up her points, she said your argument is based on the two premises that 1) AI is designed as a regression engine and 2) we taught them to mirror and not learn.
Her counter is that the same can be said about humans. While we humans hold ourselves up as a (unjustifiable) gold standard, we take our accumulated knowledge and try and extrapolate from there.
The argument that AI is too mechanical is a feature, not a bug.
I’ve played around with GPT chat bot and boy is the prose convincing. Very ‘Her’ type vibes and gives you what you want to hear. But still more practical advice instead of just platitude. I’d rather bet on the entire internet dataset than depend on what one expert therapist says for example.
So your saying its not ai unless its skynet. Hmkay.
Always great, think I learned some things but not sure what. How do i know? My head hurts from thinking.
And, a lot of books didn't make it into the Library of Alexandria, just like a lot of university archives didn't make it into Google after all. These days, it's what isn't on the Internet that's really interesting.