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AI Open Letter …. AI-nxiety


Recently, 1,110 notables in the tech world (Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, et. al), have written an open letter to all AI Tech Labs asking for a 6 month pause on AI advancements.


The letter reads:

Contemporary AI systems are now becoming human-competitive at general tasks, and we must ask ourselves: Should we let machines flood our information channels with propaganda and untruth?

Should we automate away all the jobs, including the fulfilling ones?

Should we develop nonhuman minds that might eventually outnumber, outsmart, obsolete and replace us?

Should we risk loss of control of our civilization? Such decisions must not be delegated to unelected tech leaders. Powerful AI systems should be developed only once we are confident that their effects will be positive and their risks will be manageable.

The letter argues that there is a “level of planning and management” that is “not happening,” and that instead, in recent months, unnamed “AI labs” have been “locked in an out-of-control race to develop and deploy ever more powerful digital minds that no one – not even their creators – can understand, predict, or reliably control.”


There are so many things here …

Musk and Wozniak are luddites all of a sudden?

Free market forces?

AI-nxiety ….

Nobody knows where things will go with AI ultimately.

But changes never, don’t happen, and we’ve handled tech challenges before.

I’m confident that as a society we’ll get through, even with the advancements in AI technology.

The best thoughts for me, are to turn back the clock, and continue focusing on human relationships in business.

It’ll be the easiest way to cut through the noise, and the AI spam that is on the horizon.

We got this.

AI Labs listening to open letters, or not.

By the way, I’d love to know if anyone has a referral for an AI Electrician?

60 degrees, getting warmer, but rain.

Make it a great Wednesday, everyone!


SCN – Search Consulting Network

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Jim Guerrera

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Jim Guerrera

Jim Guerrera, Managing Director, founded SCN in 2000. Jim is primarily responsible for the development of the leaders at SCN, strategic planning, the hiring and development of company associates, culture leadership, core value leadership, sales le...

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