Friendly AI, another Gibson interview, UK surveillance society…
“Consider two classes of AIs. One class of AIs manipulates external objects to direct the world towards a goal state, the other doesn’t. AIs with the greatest real-world impact fall into the first category.”
Yet another Gibson interview, and a very good one too.
“… whether we like it or not we all have shadowy ‘avatars’, digital doubles of ourselves, assembled by computer from dozens of different database components, that are logged and managed in ways of which we are only dimly aware.”