Complexity is not new: how our own technological history can teach us about AI

Elizabeth T. Williams, Caitlin M. Bentley, Katherine A. Daniell, Noel Derwort, Kobi Leins, and Ehsan Nabavi

“What do the words “artificial intelligence” evoke for you? Hopes? Fears? A shiny, personalised future with a place for everyone? A dystopian landscape, peppered with fallen drones and unemployed masses? Or perhaps the term evokes nothing more than the world we already live in.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already pervasive; it helps shape cities, homes, and increasingly, lives. It is a term often used to describe a vast collection of technological systems sharing certain properties …”