They treat it as if it is almost supernatural in its potential and often argue that every meaningful industrial and social innovation in the near future will owe its existence to AI.
The World Economic Forum
cites AI as the singular key to the rise of what they call the
"Fourth Industrial Revolution." In their view, there can be no human
progress without the influence of AI algorithms, making human input
For example, take a look at the summarized vision of WEF member Yuval Harari, who actually believes that AI has creative ability that will replace human imagination and innovation.
Not only that, but Harari
has consistently argued in the past that AI will run the world much
better than human beings ever could:
Games like chess and Go are games of patterns restricted by rules, there are only so many permutations of these patterns in any given scenario and AI is simply faster at spotting them than most humans because that is what it is designed to do by software creators.
This is no different than solving a mathematical equation:
There is a big difference between cognitive automation and cognitive autonomy.
AI is purely automation:
AI will never have fun playing
this new game it made, or feel the joy of sharing that game with
others, so why would it bother? It will never seek to contribute to
the world any more than it is pre-programmed to do.
When Harari claims that many people will become part of the "useless class" once AI takes over the economy, he is hinting at another globalist ideology based on elitism:
The goal of transhumanism is to one day merge human bodies and human minds with
technology and AI, and only a limited group of people will have the
resources to accomplish this (the globalists).
Well, if you scrape and beg and serve every whim of the elitist establishment then maybe you will be lucky enough to get implants which allow you to interface with AI, and then your future employment and "usefulness" will be secured.
Doesn't that sound nice?
I continue to have serious doubts that AI will ever be legitimately autonomous or legitimately beneficial to humanity in any way beyond having the ability to calculate quickly within mathematical rules.
Speedy data analysis can be useful in many areas of science, but it's not really proof of autonomous intelligence, and algorithms can be predictive but not any more predictive than human beings looking at the same statistical data.
There is nothing about AI that is impressive when one considers what little it actually accomplishes.
I predict that a society dependent on AI will actually stagnate and remain trapped in stasis, never really inventing anything of much value and never progressing.
It will only ever be concerned with homogenization:
As a point of reference to why AI is overrated, all we have to do is look at the behavior of AI programs like ChatGPT.
The algorithm has been discovered on numerous occasions to contain extreme political biases always leaning to the far-left, including biases based in beliefs not backed in any way by scientific evidence.
Interestingly, ChatGPT will even at times display a seemingly hostile response to conservative concepts or inconvenient facts.
How is political bias possible for a piece of software unless it was programmed to display that bias?
There is no objectivity to be found
in AI, nor any creativity, it will simply regurgitate the personal
opinions or biases of the people that created it and that engineered
how it processes data.
Another example of this dynamic is AI art, which essentially steals the stylistic properties of numerous human artists entered into its database and copies them.
While imitation might be considered the highest form of flattery,
it's not the same as creativity.
It MUST run everything. Why...?
To date, there
have been no profound innovations produced by AI, but I suppose
pro-AI propagandists will say that the golden age is "right around
A self driving car might be great for a person that is physically handicapped, but it can also be a crutch that convinces a population to never learn to drive themselves.
By extension, AI is in a lot of ways the ULTIMATE crutch which leads to ultimate tyranny.
If people are convinced to hand
over normal human processes and decision making opportunities to
automation, then they have handed over their freedoms in exchange
Regardless of the consequences, all they have to do for the rest of their lives is tell themselves they were only following the suggestions (or orders) of AI.
The AI becomes a form of external collectivized conscience;
an artificial moral compass for the hive mind.
For many people this probably sounds like science fiction.
Yes, there have been many fictional imaginings of what the world would be like in the shadow of AI... I would highly recommend the French New Wave film 'Alphaville' as one of the most accurate predictions on the horrors of AI and technocracy.
However, what I am warning about here is not some far off theoretical future, it is already here.
Take a look at this disturbing video on AI from the World Government
I wrote about the motivations of the elites and their worshipful reverence for AI in my article 'Artificial Intelligence - A Secular Look at The Digital Antichrist'.
That piece was focused on the philosophical drives that make
globalists desire AI.
But, AI governance is not just about removing choice, it's also about removing the information we might need to be educated enough to make choices.
We saw this recently with the Covid 'pandemic' restrictions and the collusion between governments, corporate media and social media.
Algorithms were widely used by web media conglomerates from Facebook to YouTube to disrupt the flow of information that might run contrary to the official narrative...
A multitude of government claims on Covid origins, masking, lockdowns and vaccines have been proven false over the past few years, and yet millions of people still blindly believe the original narrative because they were bombarded with it nonstop by the algorithms.
They were never exposed to the conflicting
information, so they were never able to come to their own
The lack of contrary
information immediately causes suspicion for many, and this is what
authoritarian governments often refuse to grasp.
AI governance and an AI integrated society
would be nothing more than a desperate action to deny the necessity
of struggle and the will to overcome.
Some people, sadly, believe this is a fair trade.
With the algorithm falsely accepted as infallible and purely unbiased, the elites can then rule the world through their faceless creation without any oversight,
How does one question or even punish an AI for being wrong, or causing disaster?
And, if the AI happens
to make all its decisions in favor of the globalist agenda, well,
that will be treated as merely 'coincidental'...