AIの鏡: 機械思考の時代にいかに人間性を取り戻すか6月刊行予定



The AI Mirror :
How to Reclaim Our Humanity in an Age of Machine Thinking
●著者Vallor, Shannon
●出版社: Oxford University Press, New York
● hardcover/208P.

著者のシャノン・ヴァラーはアメリカの技術哲学者。本書は、10年以上にわたり主要な AI 研究者や開発者と働いた経験をもとに執筆、AI についての考え方を提示します。

For many, new technology represents hope for the future--the promise of shared human flourishing and collective liberation from drudgery that defines the "good life," but always seems to elude our species. Artificial intelligence (AI) technology sparks this hope in a particular way. It promises a future in which the frailties of the human mind, body, and will that continually frustrate these utopian dreams are finally overcome--not by us, but by our machines. Today's technology betrays this hope. It is forged from human-generated data into immensely powerful but flawed mirrors that endlessly reflect the same errors, biases, and failures of wisdom we are striving to escape. Our new digital mirrors point backward. They reflect only where our data show that humanity has already been, never where we might venture together for the first time. To open new futures for ourselves with these tools is as misguided as gazing into a mirror while trying to climb an uncharted mountain. We have reached a crucial juncture not just in AI development but in human history. We confront existential challenges, not least of which is the fate of our planet itself. To meet this moment, we need something new from AI, and more importantly, from ourselves. We need to find new hope-not to surrender our greatest moral and intellectual ambitions to machines that have none, but to renew those ambitions, collectively, for ourselves. Shannon Vallor makes a wide-ranging, prophetic, and philosophical case for what AI could be. She calls us to reclaim our human potential for moral and intellectual growth, rather than losing sight of our shared humanity as we gaze dully into our AI mirrors. Rather than forecasting a dark future, she encourages us to pursue truly humane technology that helps us to realize our potential at last. This is the only way we can break the cycle of abandoning our responsibilities to future generations by continually replicating our past. Along the way, Vallor illuminates the inn