Many people claim current technological progress as happening at a faster and faster pace (exponential even), with no end in sight. The merits and detriments of technology can be argued ad nauseum, but I won’t be getting into that in this post (I generally view technology itself as neutral — it can be used to improve human life or terribly misused to oppress, control, and kill). What I am going to briefly explore here is the question: is current progress in AI exponential? …


Astrophysics PhD candidate, past farm-hand, socialist

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