…ry in AI next to existential threats. In the long term, automation ironically can create more jobs. And of course, it’s much easier to see the jobs we’ll lose than the ones AI will create. It’s hard to see what comes around the corner. You can’t explain a web programmer job to an 18th century farmer because he has no context for it. The Internet didn’t exist. Without the Internet there is no web programmer. We don’t know what other inventions we can’t see yet that will help mitigate the threat.
If you want to tell a computer how to recognize a cat it seems simple to you because you do it every day, but that’s because the complexity is hidden away from you. Yet if you really stop to think about it, what you do in a fraction of second involves a massive number of steps. On the surface it’s deceptively simple but it’s actually incredibly complex.
ndf…. Over time, we learn to adjust ourselves toward reality rather than living in a world of delusion. Don’t be a nice guy. Don’t be a moralist. Don’t be an altruist. Don’t avoid conflict or confrontation. Do what is honest and mindful, not what you think will get you praise. Zen mind is about strength and discipline, not indulging in petty false values just to get through the day.