28 February, 2018
Harvard Psychologist Steven Pinker: The Idea That A.I. Will Lead To The End Of Humanity Is Like The Y2K Bug
Climate change. Killer robots. Russian bad actors spreading fake news in social networks. School shootings.
It’s easy to feel dour about the future of mankind. But constant, widespread doomsday prophecies are not going to help — it’s only going to make matters worse.
That’s according to famed Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker. Hepenned an op-ed in British paper, The Globe and Mail, published Saturday, making the case. His op-ed preceded the release of his new book, “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress,” which was released Tuesday.