AI Just Changed Everything … Again

Let’s stop pretending AI is new. I’ve been thinking a lot about generative AI lately. It’s kind of hard not to with the latest ChatGPT announcement. The technologies we’re witnessing are powerful, impressive, and developing fast. But let’s take a hard look at the structure behind it. The AI of the 2020s isn’t new. But its consequences are. If you’re watching this, they’ve already affected you. So how should we, the public, respond to tools that rely upon more data than we could ever fathom? How can they change our relationship to work? And…do we need to panic?