Artificial Intelligence, AI, has become front and centre and grabbed the public’s attention over the last year or so as products such as ChatGPT and others have opened up AI in a way that people can start to see the application in everyday life.
However, AI incorporates an incredibly wide range of types, uses and potential uses. It can be considered as weak, where it simply answers questions or does simple tasks, or it can be considered strong, where complex systems are human-like, performing sophisticated operations, solving problems without human intervention.
But what is the intersection between AI and the environment – do they intersect? How do they intersect? When do they intersect? Are we to be worried?
We know that we are the earth and the earth is us, so by that definition AI is also earth as it comes from us. Also, like the majority of products we make, AI will leave a significant footprint – to build, operate and to decommission.
Just as the earth’s accelerated change is a reflection of our behaviour over the last 100 years, AI, the simulation of human intelligence in machines, also reflects us.
So what does that mean for our future – it means that who we are, the way we connect to and interact as a species with our mother earth, will be seen in the development of AI.
There are calls for ethical frameworks to be quickly put in place for AI so that is might protect humans, however, this arguably is missing the bigger issue… our ethics right now are not protecting the earth.
Interviewee Matthew James Bailey
In the podcast we speak to Matthew James Bailey, based in Colorado, USA.
Matthew is an internationally recognized authority on Ethical AI, Global AI Ethics, Internet of Things, Innovation & Smart Cities.
He is the author of World 3.0 – an innovative, integrated approach to human advancement that synergistically combines the power of three components of ‘intelligence’ – artificial intelligence, consciousness & spirituality, and a new human potential.
He is founder of AIEthics.world and the Ethical AI Certification and Maturity Model™ recently tested with NASA.
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