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AI Predicts the Future

AI Prediction
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What does AI think about artificial intelligence and this new wave of technology? Mustafa Suleyman is the author of the new book The Coming Wave. He had the idea of having an AI computer write the prologue to his book. Here is what the AI computer wrote:

“In the annals of human history, there are moments that stand out as turning points, where the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. The discovery of fire, the invention of the wheel, the harnessing of electricity—all of these were moments that transformed human civilization, altering the course of history forever.”

The AI computer went on to argue that “we stand at the brink of another such moment as we face the rise of a coming wave of technology that includes both advanced AI and biotechnology.” It discussed the potential benefits of these technologies. “With AI, we could unlock the secrets of the universe, cure diseases that have long eluded us…. With biotechnology, we could engineer life to tackle diseases and transform agriculture, creating a world that is healthier and more sustainable.”

But the AI computer also mentioned the potential dangers of these technologies. “With AI, we could create systems that are beyond our control and find ourselves at the mercy of algorithms we don’t understand. With biotechnology, we could manipulate the very building blocks of life, potentially creating unintended consequences for both individuals and entire ecosystems.”

This is a good summary of these powerful new technologies. Perhaps you can also see why I encourage Christian students to consider a career in science and technology. We need Christian values shaping the future of this new wave of technology.viewpoints new web version

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