Tristan Harris, the ex-Googler, now an evangelist for humane Ai and featured in The Social Dilemma shares the stunning fact that 70% of the videos we watch on YouTube, on average 60 minutes a day, come from the recommendation of algorithms.
His point? That choice is illusory.
When a machine can understand you better than you can understand yourself you lose your power. You lose choice.
The now-famous historian Yuval Noah Harari has written and spoken about the threat to humanity from the type of artificial intelligence that knows us better than we know ourselves.
This is the worst kind of Ai.
When you think that you are in control of those choices, but you can’t see it to even know it’s happening. Google and Facebook and many other Silicon Valley behemoths have mastered this. They own this space.
Not all Ai can be weaponised against you.
The predictive technology that underpins tools like Spotify, Netflix do enrich peoples’ enjoyment in music and movies.
Not to weaponize your choices. Not to be used against you.
We, humans, move from being hacked to hacking ourselves.
Finally, Ai that gives you back your human agency.
300,000 candidates for jobs ranging from retail, sales, call centres, carers, graduates, HR managers, … this is how they feel about the use of Ai that is designed for their benefit.
Imagine what the world would look like if the whole world had better self-awareness.
Today not knowing yourself carries an even greater cost.
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