If enhancing humans proves successful, each of us will have to be enhanced. Otherwise, we will face widening social disparities, says professor Stuart Russell.
Excitement over capabilities of digital technology must not drown out fundamental questions about relations between a man and intelligent machines. The stakes are high – our autonomy and humanity.
Perhaps we will be able to develop a culture in which everyone learns for its own sake and for the sake of having a richer inner life. But I think this not necessarily the most likely outcome of current trends. The danger of enfeeblement is real. Prof. Stuart Russell in conversation with Maciej Chojnowski.