We Must Find a Grand Purpose for AI

Satya: If you start with the assumption that AI’s benefits have to be about augmenting human capability –  it is in assistive technology. “Wow, someone who’s got visual impairment can now see … or someone who’s got dyslexia can read.”

It would be so meaningful to say, “AI is finally that technology that truly brings inclusiveness,” especially in a world where we’re talking about AI as possibly creating so much displacement. We could instead direct AI to create true inclusion in our society and full participation in our society.

A lot of this comes even from my own son’s experience. Because I have a special needs kid. He’s locked in. And I always think, “If only he could speak!” So, when somebody talks about brain-machine connection, I say, “Wow, now think about what that could do!”



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