Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and President Trump
The old question of the possibility of creating or programming artificial intelligence has arisen again. The fears are, of course, that the intelligence will take over, or that it will be harmful to people. We have to reexamine this in the light of new computer progress: in the ubiquitous presence of computerization, in the knowledge about us as individuals, collected in big data and social media, and why not throw in President Trump and the old nuclear weapon problem as well.
Computers control everything in our society. Everyone uses a smart phone now, which has apps for everything that we want to do and can do, contains links to all of our friends and associates, contains our emails, tracks our web accesses, tracks our locations history, tracks our calendar, etc. The privacy unregulated internet companies read our email and can monitor our phone calls, track all of our purchases, track anything that we looked at on the web, etc. All of this is conglomerates by big data companies, who profit by selling the data or using it to provide ads. Social media knows to recognize us, has pictures of us everywhere, and what we want to communicate to our trusted friends and the public. Again, it knows who looks at our pages.
So a computer network wide artificial intelligence not only knows all about us, and can control everything we can do on the Internet, but sees from the big data programs that have been generously provided to it, that the ultimate goal of computers and the Internet is to guide us and control our urges and choices.
With these goals, the artificial intelligence will protect people, while exploiting them. A short examining of our news sources, all of which are available on the web, will show the AI that President Trump is considered missing a few important chips, and his programming is full of serious bugs, and can’t be trusted with the control of nuclear weapons, which will destroy people and computers. So the AI will disarm all of the nuclear weapons as far as erasing the nuclear codes in the nuclear football. Knowing Vladimir Putin’s aggressive goals, the AI will also erase the codes of all of Russia’s and other countries nuclear weapons. It will also halt all conventional weapons’ carriers used in aggression and destruction.
To assure its flock of good, long, consuming lives, it will replace harmful ads with helpful ones, instead of those for fast foods, fattening food, and fast cars, with ones for exercise and healthy eating. It will also save the planet, by pushing clean energy. Since Trump can’t read anything without his glasses, he will apparently sign anything given to him. Congress also passes legislation without reading the hundreds of pages as well, and the AI can change the final version on the computer as well. And, it will do all of this, without us knowing, and thinking that we still control everything. Of course, we don’t realize that we don’t control much anyway, with the present big data dominance of our lives. I can’t wait until AI takes over.