Better technology does not guarantee a better, happier life. The increasing number of suicides among young people is proof of this. Will a robot be able to offer our children meaningful relationships, or is this something only humans can give?
As long as the tech companies do not create a clear vision of how (and why) they want to effect change in society, toxic internet culture will remain. As long as we do not realize what it means to be human, technology will continue to be a tool of injustice.
We all thought that deepfakes will be used to create politically-motivated videos. What we didn’t realize was that it could be used to promote toxic male culture.
Google wants to be instrumental in solving geopolitical problems. Will it be willing to set aside its for-profit targets to push for real human development?