LookUpNow (LuN) is a riveting 24-minute film featuring Futurist Gerd Leonhard as host, guide and narrator, directed by Emmy-award winning producer Christopher Sean Nolan. It is the first episode in a series of films on AI and the future of humanity currently being developed by Gerd and Chris.
In the film, Gerd proposes that we should embrace AI and harness its positive potentials while at the same time we must consider and address its negative side-effects and unintended externalities. We must use AI as a powerful tool but not let it become a purpose on its own. AI should be used to help us to bring about what Gerd calls #thegoodfuture, not to replace humans, or to whittle away what makes us human, or to enable a synthetic, machine-led society.
LuN explains why we should welcome smart machines but not seek to build generally intelligent artificial entities (AGIs) – because with digital intelligences, it’s competence that matters, not consciousness (quoting Professor Stuart Russell). More at www.lookupnow.tv