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人工智能的民主化

发自牛津——人工智能是下一个技术前沿,而且具备缔造或打破世界秩序的潜力。人工智能革命既可以让“数十亿底层民众”摆脱贫困,让那些失去效能的机构得以革新,也有可能加剧社会不公,导致不平等状况恶化。而最终的结果将取决于我们如何引导这些未来的变革。

不幸的是,人们在引导技术革命方面一直都表现拙劣。以互联网为例,它对世界各地的社会都产生了巨大的影响,也改变了我们的沟通,工作和消闲方式,但同时也搅乱了一些经济部门,强行变革了一些长期存在的商业模式,还创造了几个全新的行业。

但互联网并未带来许多人预期的全面转型,当然没能解决诸如消灭贫困或者人类到达火星等重大问题。正如在线支付系统PayPal的联合创始人彼得·蒂耶(Peter Thiel)曾经指出的那样:“我们本想要能飞的汽车;谁知却最终收到了140个推特字符。”

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