Artificial intelligence, which is probably the most fate-related event for human beings since human beings. Compared with the big killer of artificial intelligence, war, hunger, plague, and climate warming are all like nothing. Due to the emergence of artificial intelligence, this species of humanity stands at the intersection of history.
Different people have different understandings of AI, and thus produce different attitudes; the same people, in different periods, or indifferent scenes, have different understandings of AI, and thus attitudes.
It is said that the so-called experts, scholars and the general public have different attitudes toward artificial intelligence, but if we analyze in detail, we find that experts and scholars are not a group with the same opinion. Therefore, it does not make much sense to divide the opinions of the people according to this standard. Now let’s take a look at it. The world has roughly the following main views on artificial intelligence:
- Optimism: A technical optimist represented by Mark Zuckerberg. They believe that over-emphasize the risks of artificial intelligence technology are unnecessary, and artificial intelligence will ultimately promote human progress rather than replace humanity.
- Pessimism: A pessimist represented by Stephen Hawking. They believe that people lack understanding of the threat posed by artificial intelligence to human survival, and from the perspective of long-term development, it is a great security risk. Hawking said: “Success in creating effective AI, could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization. Or the worst. We just don’t know. So we cannot know if we will be infinitely helped by AI, or ignored by it and side-lined, or conceivably destroyed by it.”
- Fence-sitters: A group represented by Bill Gates and Elon Musk. They seem to be playing both sides of this matter. For example, Musk’s own factory uses a lot of industrial artificial intelligence, but while he is using and developing artificial intelligence himself, he constantly warns that artificial intelligence is very dangerous.
- Pessimism & fatalism: These people think that artificial intelligence is the inevitable thing to replace human beings. Since it is destined, it is not as good as it is. For example, Ni Kuang (A Hong Kong writer) holds this view.
- Intransigence: This type of person believes that even if artificial intelligence develops better than humans, humans have no reason to let artificial intelligence remove us. Human beings stand on the stand of their own species and can never accept the conquest or demise of other species. Of course, these people use their thoughts and guns as weapons, while they are angry with AI, and they are also helplessly consuming or consumed by AI.
- Too young too simple: This type of person is still talking about what industry will be replaced at the foot of Huashan Mountain.
- Others: Forget it for God’s sake, they are always the most.
The big topic, of course, requires a big concept to bless, and it is related to the fate of human beings. In any case, it is inseparable from the categories of ideology such as philosophy, history, culture, and belief. Who am I, where do I come from, where do I go… but, as a programmer that generated and motivated AI, which side do you belong to?