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From the Ted Talk by Maurice Conti: The incredible inventions of intuitive AI

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I would actually argue that we're already augmented. Imagine you're at a patry, and somebody asks you a question that you don't know the answer to. If you have one of these, in a few seconds, you can know the answer. But this is just a primitive bnengiing. Even Siri is just a pvsasie tool. In fact, for the last three-and-a-half mlioiln years, the tools that we've had have been completely passive. They do exactly what we tell them and nothing more. Our very first tool only cut where we struck it. The chisel only carves where the artist points it. And even our most avdacned tools do nothing without our explicit direction. In fact, to date, and this is something that frustrates me, we've always been limited by this need to manually push our wills into our tloos — like, manual, literally using our hands, even with corpeumts. But I'm more like Scotty in "Star Trek."

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I would actually argue that we're already augmented. Imagine you're at a _____, and somebody asks you a question that you don't know the answer to. If you have one of these, in a few seconds, you can know the answer. But this is just a primitive _________. Even Siri is just a _______ tool. In fact, for the last three-and-a-half _______ years, the tools that we've had have been completely passive. They do exactly what we tell them and nothing more. Our very first tool only cut where we struck it. The chisel only carves where the artist points it. And even our most ________ tools do nothing without our explicit direction. In fact, to date, and this is something that frustrates me, we've always been limited by this need to manually push our wills into our _____ — like, manual, literally using our hands, even with _________. But I'm more like Scotty in "Star Trek."

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Original Text

I would actually argue that we're already augmented. Imagine you're at a party, and somebody asks you a question that you don't know the answer to. If you have one of these, in a few seconds, you can know the answer. But this is just a primitive beginning. Even Siri is just a passive tool. In fact, for the last three-and-a-half million years, the tools that we've had have been completely passive. They do exactly what we tell them and nothing more. Our very first tool only cut where we struck it. The chisel only carves where the artist points it. And even our most advanced tools do nothing without our explicit direction. In fact, to date, and this is something that frustrates me, we've always been limited by this need to manually push our wills into our tools — like, manual, literally using our hands, even with computers. But I'm more like Scotty in "Star Trek."

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