Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a topic of much debate and discussion in recent years, with many people worried about the potential consequences of AI becoming advanced enough to take over certain tasks and jobs currently done by humans. However, it’s important to consider that the fear of AI taking over the world is largely a pipe dream, detached from reality and fueled by the unrealistic expectations of a select group of american high-tech billionaires, who present themselves as the new aristocratic class so to speak.
The development and implementation of AI technology is expensive, and many companies and organizations would likely be hesitant to invest in it if they don’t believe it will bring them a significant return on investment. The cost of developing and maintaining advanced AI systems, along with the cost of training and retraining employees to work with them, would be significant. Additionally, many jobs that are currently done by humans may be difficult or impossible for AI to take over, as they require a level of creativity, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence that is difficult for machines to replicate.
There’s a significant gap between the current state of AI and the “singularity” event, where AI would become so advanced that it would be able to improve itself at an exponential rate and become more intelligent than human. It’s important to note that AI is far from reaching this level of sophistication, and it’s unlikely to happen in the near future.
The idea that AI will take over the world completely is also a pipe dream as it is detached from the fact that AI is a tool, not an autonomous agent. AI is a tool created by humans, for humans and it operates under the set of rules humans provide, it is not capable of making decisions on its own.
The majority of people are not experts in the field of AI. They have limited knowledge about the technology and its capabilities, and therefore may overestimate the risks and consequences of AI becoming advanced. The narrative is often driven by a small number of high-tech billionaires, the new aristocratic class, who have a vested interest in portraying AI as an existential threat in order to justify their own investment in the field.
While AI has the potential to change the way we work and live, it’s important to keep things in perspective and not to be swept away by exaggerated fears and unrealistic expectations. AI is not going to take over the world as it is more of a pipe dream, completely detached from the economic consequences, technological capabilities and the fact that AI is a tool created by humans.