Generative AI filled us with wonder in 2023 - but all magic comes with a price

Generative AI filled us with wonder in 2023 - but all magic comes with a price

it would seem fair to declare 2023 as "The Year of AI"

As this academic journal reports, the "year of AI" was declared 43 years ago, back in 1980

AI has been with us for a very long time.

Decades ago, I did an academic thesis on AI ethics.

And even then, AI was more than 30 years old.

We can trace some of the earliest AI activities to Professor John McCarthy of Stanford, MIT, and Dartmouth

In 1955, he founded SAIL, the Stanford AI Lab

and in 1958, he invented the lovely LISP