Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,
The real battle isn't between a cartoonish vision or a dystopian nightmare - it's between decentralized ownership and control of these technologies and centralized ownership and control.
The hype about artificial intelligence (AI) and its cousins Big Data and Machine Learning is ubiquitous, and largely unexamined. AI is going to change the world by freeing humankind from most of its labors, etc. etc. etc.
Let's start by asking: who owns...