Andrzej Nowak, University of Warsaw
AI is most likely or arguably the most important discovery in science and change in technology. On the one hand it represents a real threat to humanity, if it goes the wrong way, on the other it is perhaps one of the best things that ever happened if it takes the right root. I think the dangerous root is that it can be a competition to beat human intelligence and replace it and take away jobs and limit our freedom. On the other hand, is one of the most powerful tools that can enhance our knowledge, increase our freedom and understand our capacity to understand the world around us, our knowledge and our freedom. Humane AI is trying to develop AI in a way that it starts working for humans, that is enhances human capacity rather than takes limits them and takes them away.
One thing that is happening with the development of the global interconnected world and influences over the Internet and social media, is that our freedom of choice is being limited. We are pushed by advertised products, we are supposed to make choices that are manipulated, etc. I think my bluesky project is to make this equation more even and to think about how AI might be used to increase our possibilities of choice and how to increase our access to unbiased in formation and balance this information mess we are living in. In a way with the general vision I have for AI, which I is to make humans better understand their environments, more capable of free choice, and more aware of their consequences.