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Hello, Hal, can you help me with AI?

“Hello, Hal, can you help me about AI?” is the second in a series examining the shift in society caused by technology by Theo Wooster. Building on “Clogs & Conspiracy Theories“, the view shifts to the wider impacts of economic shifts and starts to hint at what can be done to share in the benefits.

Intelligence Revolution

The notion of a machine capable of thinking and acting for itself, has been a topic of myth, legend and speculation for millennia – from the ancient Greek myth of Talos, the bronze automaton who protected Crete from marauders, to the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz and beyond.

From progress made over the last decade, out of the thousands of years such machines have been mythologised, we are on the cusp of these becoming reality.