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AI as the New Tower of Babel aka Gologle’s Gemini

Artificial intelligence in the hands of Bill Gates, Google and other “superintelligent organizations” as Hanson might say, is a type of Tower of Babel – soon to be destroyed but not before it takes its toll on humanity, or self-implode like Google’s Gemini

Google’s Prichai supports Pope Francis’ argument as he writes: “That’s what excites me: the chance to make AI helpful for everyone, everywhere in the world.”

The biggest visionary the world has ever known, King Solomon said, there’s nothing new under the sun “All things are wearisome, too wearisome for words. The eye is not satisfied by seeing nor has the ear enough of hearing. What has been, that will be; what has been done, that will be done. Nothing is new under the sun!” – Ecclesiastes Chapter 1

At one time, the whole world had the same language and the same words.”…. They said to one another, “Come, let us mold bricks and harden them with fire.” They used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky,* and so make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered all over the earth.” The LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the people had built. Then the LORD said: If now, while they are one people and all have the same language, they have started to do this, nothing they presume to do will be out of their reach. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that no one will understand the speech of another.

So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the speech of all the world. From there the LORD scattered them over all the earth.” Genesis Chapter 11

While Wikipedia describes the Tower of Babel as a myth, it describes the Babylonian exile as historically correct. The Babylonian captivity or Babylonian exile is the period in Jewish history during which a large number of Judeans from the ancient Kingdom of Judah were captives in Babylon, the capital city of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, following their defeat in the Jewish–Babylonian War and the destruction of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem. The event is described in the Hebrew Bible, and its historicity is supported by archaeological and extra-biblical evidence.

According to Jeremiah chapter 29 “This is what the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, says about Ahab, son of Kolaiah, and Zedekiah, son of Maaseiah, who prophesy lies to you in my name: I am handing them over to Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, who will kill them before your eyes.j

And because of them this curse will be used by all the exiles of Judah in Babylon: “May the LORD make you like Zedekiah and Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in fire,”
because they have committed an outrage in Israel, committing adultery with their neighbors’ wives, and alleging in my name things I did not command. I know, I am witness—oracle of the LORD.”

Contrary to what experts like Robin Hanson might say: “..
the most likely AI scenario looks like lawful capitalism, with mostly gradual (albeit rapid) change overall. Many organizations supply many AIs and they are pushed by law and competition to get their AIs to behave in civil, lawful ways that give customers more of what they want compared to alternatives. Yes, sometimes competition causes firms to cheat customers in ways they can’t see, or to hurt us all a little via things like pollution, but such cases are rare. The best AIs in each area have many similarly able competitors. Eventually, AIs will become very capable and valuable. (I won’t speculate here on when AIs might transition from powerful tools to conscious agents, as that won’t much affect my analysis.” Artificial intelligence in the hands of Bill Gates, Google and other “superintelligent organizations” as Hanson might say, is a type of Tower of Babel – soon to be destroyed but not before it takes is toll in humanity, or self-implode like Google’s Gemini.

infinitely expanded thanks to technology. In this way, the technocratic paradigm monstrously feeds upon itself.” Google’s CEO Sandar Pichai makes Pope Francis sound prophetic; Introducing Gemini, he writes “Every technology shift is an opportunity to advance scientific discovery, accelerate human progress, and improve lives. I believe the transition we are seeing right now with AI will be the most profound in our lifetimes, far bigger than the shift to mobile or to the web before it. AI has the potential to create opportunities — from the everyday to the extraordinary — for people everywhere. It will bring new waves of innovation and economic progress and drive knowledge, learning, creativity and productivity on a scale we haven’t seen before.”

Arguably, Pfizer is a “superintelligent organization” in the line of Robin Hanson. Pfizer’s Dr Becci Corkill refers to the Knowledge Doubling Curve as an enabler of innovation and the reason why consumers should trust Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine. Google’s Gemini would argue that after 120 billion births, pregnancy is too dangerous because apparently
gynecologists have not learned much, therefore Infanticide aka abortion should be legal.

In Laudate Deum, Pope Francis issues another warning: “23. It is chilling to realize that the capacities expanded by technology “have given those with the knowledge and especially the economic resources to use them, an impressive dominance over the whole of humanity and the entire world. Never has humanity had such power over itself, yet nothing ensures that it will be used wisely, particularly when we consider how it is currently being used… In whose hands does all this power lie, or will it eventually end up? It is extremely risky for a small part of humanity to have it”

And in paragraph 24 continues “…Not every increase in power represents progress for humanity. We need only think of the “admirable” technologies that were employed to decimate populations, drop atomic bombs and annihilate ethnic groups. There were historical moments where our admiration at progress blinded us to the horror of its consequences.”

In paragraph 25. Pope Francis argues for a paradigm shift: “Contrary to this technocratic paradigm, we say that the world that surrounds us is not an object of exploitation, unbridled use and unlimited ambition…..” 29. “The ethical decadence of real power is disguised thanks to marketing and false information, useful tools in the hands of those with greater resources to employ them to shape public opinion.”

While experts like Robin Hanson appear to have faith on a responsible development of artificial intelligence, and Pope Fracis lays out a road map to achieve it, I say to err is human, but oo really foul up requires Artificial intelligence tools like Google’s Gemini.

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