We Need to Tell Better Stories About Our AI Future

Discussions about the ethics, safety, and societal impact of Artificial Intelligence seem to come back to the same cultural touch points found in stories that warn of worst-case scenarios. Whether in press coverage or in policy position papers, we keep going back to the same stories. We need to tell more diverse and realistic stories about AI if we want to understand how these technologies fit into our society today, and in the future.

 

 

Curated from motherboard.vice.com

This is an excellent read on why we need to reframe how we tell stories of artificial intelligence. The final line of the article makes the point well. “The stories we tell about technology direct our attention and determine our future.” Current AI storytelling around work features the machine takes the human’s job. That has to change.

   

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