TNW: Understanding the impact of AI

TL;DR Computer coding will become obsolete and we (humans) should teach our children/re-learn ourselves practical and social skills to become better humans.

Understanding the impact of AI
by Matt Webb – 7/6/16

Steam engines, telegrams and typewriters. All obsolete technologies, but well worthy of preservation in the name of engineering history and art.

Coding will join this list in time, however, where it differs wildly from the afore mentioned examples is it is unlikely to be lovingly preserved for future generations to admire, fiddle with or better still, reactivate.

Its essence will not be reified for one specific reason – it can’t be touched and humans value tactility. It’s our basic instinct. We touch immediately, both inside and outside the womb.

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