Being Human in the Age of AI
Waves of automation have driven human advance, and each wave requires humans to adapt to the machine.The promise of AI is to be the first wave of automation that will adapt to us.
As this promise seems to be coming close to being fulfilled we are seeing that the machine is gaining new capabilities that we previously thought of as unique to us, so where does this leave the human being in the age of AI?
In this talk Neil will argue that rather than supplanting our intelligence, AI provides a new lens with which we can better understand ourselves. He’ll argue that rather than our identity being driven by our capabilities, its driven by our limitations and fragilities. And that if we take this seriously we see that the real role of AI can be not to make us transhuman, but more human.