Blaise Agüera y Arcas

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A Blaise Agüera y Arcas is a person.



  • (y Arcas et al., 2014) ⇒ Blaise Agüera y Arcas. (2014). “Time to Ring Some Changes: Machine Intelligence, Economic Dignity, and Gender." Lecture at the Sixth Smoke Farm Symposium, July 26, 2014
    • QUOTE: … Tech means increasing capability at decreasing costs. It is hard from me to see a future in which, if we continue the way that we have, with the assumption that a basic standard of living requires that we be economically productive individually. That path seems that leads to the vast majority of us becoming, gods in the sense that we have these incredible capabilities, but broke, in the sense that we cannot put a roof over our heads. And, of course it leads to an increasing inequality in wealth between the people who build and control the systems that are doing the work, the technology, and everybody whose work is being eliminated by that technology becoming very good. So, I think that this is just an inevitability, and I think that the problem is not with technology but with Calvinism, and with this assumption that a standard of living and economic productivity should be tightly coupled. I think that we are reaching the end of the period where this makes sense. ...