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The mediocrity of AI

The mediocrity of AI This paper aims to challenge the fashion of ubiquitous artificial intelligence (AI) and the effects which it will have upon society. In doing so it argues that the effects of AI will be minimal but important.Design/methodology/approachThis argument is based upon the Socratic method and explores the Utilitarian background in which AI is based while drawing upon classical literature and other examples to illustrate the argument.FindingsThe findings are encompassed in the argument and show that we need to be more open and careful when considering AI and its effects. We also need to be more realistic when considering potential benefits.Practical implicationsThis argument has significant implications for the adoption of AI.Social implicationsThe social implications are equally profound and will impact upon our application of AI solutions to current problems and upon humanity more generally.Originality/valueThis is the first paper which relates AI to human successes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Technological Sustainability Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2754-1312
eISSN
2754-1320
DOI
10.1108/techs-12-2023-0056
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Abstract

This paper aims to challenge the fashion of ubiquitous artificial intelligence (AI) and the effects which it will have upon society. In doing so it argues that the effects of AI will be minimal but important.Design/methodology/approachThis argument is based upon the Socratic method and explores the Utilitarian background in which AI is based while drawing upon classical literature and other examples to illustrate the argument.FindingsThe findings are encompassed in the argument and show that we need to be more open and careful when considering AI and its effects. We also need to be more realistic when considering potential benefits.Practical implicationsThis argument has significant implications for the adoption of AI.Social implicationsThe social implications are equally profound and will impact upon our application of AI solutions to current problems and upon humanity more generally.Originality/valueThis is the first paper which relates AI to human successes.

Journal

Technological SustainabilityEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 5, 2024

Keywords: Artificial intelligence (AI); Utilitarianism; Science fiction; Rationality; Decision making; Risk

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