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Stephen Downes

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If you have beliefs about AI, one way or another, that you hold with religious fervour, then perhaps your faith is misplaced. AI is neither the stuff or prayers or nightmares; it occupies that mundane space in between. Moreover, as the Walrus puts it trenchantly, "The problems facing Canada or the world—not just climate change but the housing crisis, the toxic drug crisis, or growing anti-immigrant sentiment—aren't problems caused by a lack of intelligence or computing power... the fixes are difficult to implement because of social and political forces, not a lack of insight, thinking, or novelty."

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