I am curious to see which historical comparison will win the race to describe the changes that artificial intelligence is bringing. In the running are comparisons to the “iPhone moment,” the introduction of electricity, or the spread of the Internet. And, of course, the really big one, the comparison with the Industrial Revolution.
These are all events whose implications we humans only understood much later. Or rather, we are still in the process of understanding them. Or will never understand. Why does electricity come out of the socket again, ChatGPT?
In any case, everything will be very different from what we imagine now. Because when you give people a new technology, they do amazing things with it. But rarely exactly what the original intention was. Or as I was just told in the ChatGPT role-playing game “Act if…” Arya Stark just called out to me: “Just as a sword can be used for good or evil, AI can be a tool for truth or deceit. It all depends on our hands.”
Is winter coming? No, I think it will be a fantastic AI-summer.