Thursday, April 28, 2016

AI and the Free Flow of Information


It is refreshing to see that at least some of the core people now involved in AI research understand the importance of the free flow of information.

What I am talking about is the announcement of OpenAI, the new research institution that will work to develop AI tools without copyright concerns. It's a great idea, especially if they can come up with some good standards that will allow AI across the board to interact as efficiently as possible.

One can only hope that this growing insight into the importance of information systems developed outside the ordinary bounds of money and profit will coalesce into the realization that the system that supports a moneyed economy is itself not only counter productive to human endeavor and development, but is also destructive to nearly everything that humanity ought to stand for.

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