Democratize AI (Part I):

Digital assistants such as Alexa and Siri and Google Assistant can be quite helpful — but their actual allegiance is to Amazon and Apple and Google, not to the ordinary people who use them. By introducing AI-based digital agents that truly represent and advocate for us as individuals, rather than corporate or government institutions, we can make the Web a more trustworthy and accountable place.

Read my take on how we can ensure human autonomy over our computational “screens, scenes, and unseens” here.

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One missing ingredient seems to be basic human trust -- an assurance that my online interactions are founded on consent, and accountability, and mutual benefit.

And with new technologies of potential control coming online, that trust deficit is likely to get appreciably worse.