This here has been in the news this weekend. Mostly the usual rah-rah about AlphaGo, Watson, whathaveyou, that’s not worth watching. But at 1:08:45 they say:
[…] an unlimited amount of intelligence: The closest we can get to that is by evolving our intelligence by merging with the artificial intelligence we’re creating. Today our computers, phones, applications, give us superhuman capability. So, as the old maxim says, if you can beat 'em, join 'em.
It’s about a human machine partnership. I mean we already see that how, our phones for example, act as memory prostheses. I don’t have to remember your phone number anymore because it’s on my phone. It’s about machines augmenting our human abilities as opposed to completely displacing them.
If you look at all the objects that have made the leap from analog to digital over the last 20 years, it’s a lot. We’re the last analog object in a digital universe. And the problem with that of course is that the data input/output is very limited. It’s this [points to mouth], it’s these [wiggles fingers].
Our eyes are pretty good, we’re able to take in a lot of visual information. But our information output is very, very, very low. The reason this is important if we envision a scenario where AI is playing a more prominent role in society, is, we want good ways to interact with this technology, so that it ends up augmenting us.
It is incredibly important that “AI” not be “other”. It must be “us”. […] We’re either going to have to merge with AI or be left behind.