The coming ubiquity
The fuss about AI might be mis-focused.
It’s easy to point to a computer-created essay, song or illustration and find the defects or errors. Given hard work by 1,000 trained people, it’s likely that a human could make something more useful or inspired than a computer could.
But the real impact of AI isn’t going to be that it regularly and consistently does far better than the best human effort.
The impact will be that it is widespread, cheap and always there.
Search for anything and the Wikipedia page will ‘write itself’ just for you.
Brainstorm 12 variations of a solution to any problem you’re thinking about. Have a Rogerian therapist and idea coach on call at all times.
Press a button on your fridge and see a dozen recipes that use what’s in the produce drawer, and just that.
Everywhere, all the time.
Ubiquity is the quiet change we rarely see coming.