A Call for Proactive Policies for Informatics and Artificial Intelligence Technologies

Artificial Intelligence (colloquially referred to as “AI”) presents a powerful opportunity to human society. While past scientific and technological revolutions replaced human muscle power, the dawn of the information age saw the invention of computers that helped create, store, process and share vast quantities of digitized information, making human intelligence even more highly valued for its capabilities to manage computing meaningfully and profitably. Now, Artificial Intelligence challenges the entire concept of human identity as never before, as AI begins to compete with humans for the crown of “superior intelligence.” These AI technologies’ powerful evolution, pervasive growth and ubiquitous opportunities present humanity with many risks and challenges, some of which we understand and others we have just begun to identify. 

Jim Samuel for Scholars Strategy Network, December 19, 2021