How Can We Design AI for the Best Long-term Interests of Humanity?
By: Amy Webb
The future of AI - and by extension, the future of humanity - is already controlled by just nine big tech titans, who are developing the chipsets, frameworks, networks, and funding the majority of research, earning the lion's share of patents, and in the process mining our data in ways that aren't transparent or observable to us. Six are in the US...three are in China. "The Big Nine" are under intense pressure - from Wall Street in the United States and Beijing in China - to fulfill shortsighted expectations, even at great cost to our futures. We must empower and embolden the Big Nine to shift the trajectory of artificial intelligence, because without a groundswell of support from us, they cannot and will not do it on their own. What follows is a series of pebbles that can put humanity on a better path to the future...