Artificial Intelligence, in all its shapes and forms, is bound to have a deep impact on society, culture, the economy and (geo)politics. Naturally, we have devoted much of our time this year to make sense of the rapid developments in generative AI. Through this online magazine - a first in the history of FreedomLab - we share our perspectives, insights, and questions regarding the past, present and future of AI. Among other things, Sebastiaan Crul delves into the wondrous world of AI metaphors
, which can help us grasp different aspects of AI, but which can just as well be used to mislead us. By doing so, he also provides an accessible introduction to the philosophy of technology. Sjoerd Bakker discusses the need for a truly future-oriented perspective on AI regulation, instead of the short-sightedness of current risk-based approaches. Pim Korsten explores the growing significance of philosophical prompt engineering in an AI-driven world. Lastly, Julia Rijssenbeek discusses how post-humanism helps us to move past the limited conception of intelligence. We hope that our ideas will help you make sense of recent developments, and inspire you to ask new questions. Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions or reach out to us if you're interested in our AI-Lab, where we collaborate with clients to build future scenarios.
In this series, we delve into the wondrous world of AI metaphors. They can help us grasp different aspects of AI. In doing so, we have also provided an accessible introduction to the philosophy of technology. To learn more about the sixteen metaphors, simply click on the images below (we'll be publishing one article a week). To learn more about the series, visit the AI Metaphors page