Putin and Musk are holding forth on the future of AI. They, and most the rest of us, act like AI is a stage play that is evolving toward a tightly plotted ending. Observations:
AI is in the Stone Age. We’ve been wrestling with the mouse for over 3 decades. That is glacial change.
There is little NI (Natural Intelligence) among our popular leadership. AI will be politicized, so that PI will stay in the hands of incompetents.
We will try to weaponize AI, thereby stalling it as we did with atomic research. The same is happening on several scientific fronts — genetic, environmental, and mememetic (educational) spring to mind.
“Strategery” and dumbing down has doomed our civilization.
— Kilgore Forelle