Thomas Ramges book post-digital: switch-off time

In his new book "post-digital" designs, Thomas Ramge is the ideal image of a future world in which we care for people of a sovereign dealing with the possibil

Thomas Ramges book post-digital: switch-off time

In his new book "post-digital" designs, Thomas Ramge is the ideal image of a future world in which we care for people of a sovereign dealing with the possibilities of data processing. How, asks the expert for Artificial intelligence, an imagination, stimulation of systemic consulting in the following, we will have achieved this Ideal once? In doing so, he introduces an impressive threat of side-tracked and oversubscribed visions. Alone: The Royal road to a future in which digitization is no longer an issue, Digitality, however, is, of course, remains narrow.

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In a short narrative Ramge composed a nightmarish scene of control and nannying. The way out of this thoughts back to reality, writes the author, is far: Each of the featured AI-applications for Monitoring, disenfranchisement, and to take Advantage of people is already somewhere in use.

But the optimistic variant of a life in which the use of Artificial intelligence is part of everyday life, it doesn't sound as bold fantasy: A digital assistant Bay, transport and food, organized purchases, and everything in balance with needs, preferences and intentions of its users. He has the desired environmental balance as well as your appointment calendar, takes over parts of the routine correspondence, negotiations, health screenings and employment program on a railway journey.

With the formation of the ethics councils is not done

the most striking Detail of this description: such A wizard costs money. Of course, the major IT companies to offer sophisticated models for free, but it remains doubtful, what happens with the accumulated data, and whether these programs will really act for the benefit of their users – even if their interests should ever be directed against the company, which has hergeschenkt.

The prospects for an ideal future with AI Thomas Ramge has taken in twenty-eight theses, and sixty AI-experts to assess submitted. The answers show that a future sovereign use of Artificial intelligence, although conceivable, is not done in the current Phase, key decisions, but with the formation of the ethics councils.

dystopia is easier

In the social fields of energy, Transport, management, and health experts expect more efficiency through the use of Artificial intelligence. When used in medicine, in education and training, work organisation and scheduling, the pre-selection of what could be for the particular user interesting, or entertaining, but also in matchmaking you see individual Potential.

This powerful AI would need to be systems for personal assistants developed by the users 'interests clearly in providers' interests. A data-Sharing duty, Start-ups and researchers should have randomly selected and anonymous – let parts of the data riches of giants like Google, Facebook or Amazon access, to train their own AI developments. The systems should be able to represent, how and what basis they come to their decisions. And the user should be able to assess their trustworthiness, as well as their limits.

the majority of The experts, says Ramge, is skeptical. Whether it's politics, users, and society with the technological development will be able to keep up? Whether AI companies to keep the social Welfare as well as their own economic advantage? That Europe is compared to America and China on technological sovereignty, seems to them, however, identified.

Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 06:20

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