- Andrew Pickering
- Irene S. Levine, PhD
- Lees Stuntz
- Michael Hogan
- Patrick Hoverstadt
- Philip Agre
- W. Ross Ashby
SARL Architected Futures™ 2021-10-27 03:41
Philip Agre was an MIT math prodigy who was an early critic of the path taken in the development of computer algorithms that take the form of what’s known as “AI” – Artificial Intelligence. He predicted the use, and consequential ill effects of a number of aspects of how the use of AI, as practiced, without constraints imposed through formal criticism and cognitive avoidance, would create “bad” technologies; such as misuse of facial recognition and algorithm bias in implementation. His predictions were ignored, and he’s dropped out of practice as a university professor. Now, after the fact, people are beginning to pay more attention.
The real concern is that the whole AI thing is a Wicked Problem.
- We are now Borg
- More bad tech will be created
- What can be done about it? Can the wickedness be controlled?
- Whose problem is it? Ultimately it always come back to people making decisions, sometimes intelligently, sometime not.