Humans in the loop

Just finished listening to this interview on Stratechery with Satya Nadella and (separately) Kevin Scott. Some really thoughtful points about how Microsoft sees things around AI.

I liked this segment from Kevin especially, after talking about how humans can no longer beat computers at chess, yet we still love to watch humans play chess against each other:

I don’t think the AI is going to take over anything, I think it is going to continue to be a tool that we will use to make things for one another, to serve one another, to do valuable things for one another and I think we will be extremely disinterested in things where there aren’t humans in the loop.

I think what we all seek is meaning and connection and we want to do things for each other and I think we have an enormous opportunity here with these tools to do more of all of those things in slightly different ways. But I’m not worried that we somehow lose our sense of place or purpose.

Manton Reece @manton