[ExI] A AI that can spot skin cancer as well as human experts

Dylan Distasio interzone at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 01:22:42 UTC 2017


You've been picking a fight properly reading the reality of political tea
leaves since I joined this list.  As I've mentioned previously, I
appreciate your on topic extropian posts generally, your hysteria and
obsession with Trump, not so much...

On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 7:34 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 29, 2017  William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> ​>> ​
>>> And it's more evidence that classical libertarian dogma will need to
>>> be modified to stay relevant  john
>> ​>​
>> Eh, what?  Please explain/expand.
> ​Of all the common occupations physicians need the most training, so if
> even their job can be performed by a robot then nobody's job is safe. The
> jobs that need to be performed will continue to be be performed and wealth
> will continue to be produced, it just will not be done by humans. Billions
> of people will have no jobs and they are simply not going to calmly starve
> to death in a world that is full of wealth, instead they are going to raise
> holy hell and rip civilization apart. So to avoid that provisions must be
> made for people who can generate no wealth themselves to nevertheless
> receive some.
> That would be contrary to classical libertarian philosophy and is
> certainly contrary to what I would have recommended just a few years ago,
> but things are happening faster than I expected and I can no longer put
> the "far future" tag on the economic impact of AI and say it has
> little relevance for the present moment, we're starting to see it right
> now. When facts and my worldview start to contradict each other I figure
> it's time to change my worldview because unlike Mr. Trump I don't wish to
> pick a fight with reality.
>  John K Clark
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