…dies created in Silicon Valley often focus too much on code and not enough on effective moderation. What Facebook needs is fewer engineers, designers, and lawyers, and more thinkers aware of how social dynamics play out in the digital world. It needs people who study things like race, gender, linguistics, social media culture, and historical movements.
This same pattern is very likely to be repeated in every field AI touches. That generations of human wisdom, earned by hard experience, may be about to be wiped out is a fairly depressing thought. It’s not enough that robots are going to take our jobs, they’re going to make us look like fools while doing it. But Hassabis tells me that, on the contrary, he sees potential for AI to unleash a golden age of human creativity.