The article delves into the most recent report from the Imagining the Internet Center and the Pew Research Center, "As AI Spreads, Experts Predict the Best and Worst Changes in Digital Life by 2035."
A new article in Fortune highlights the findings of the most recent report from Elon’s Imagining the Internet Center and Pew Research Center that collects insights from more than 300 experts on changes they expect during the next 12 years in the real of artificial intelligence.
The report titled “As AI Spreads, Experts Predict the Best and Worst Changes in Digital Life by 2035” brings together the views of researchers, developers and business leaders from across a range of industries and organizations, with four out of 10 saying they were just as concerned as they were excited “about the changes in the ‘humans-plus-tech’ evolution,” Fortune reporter Stephen Pastis writes.
“We have been collecting experts’ thoughts about the rising impact of digital networks for 20 years now, in more than 40 reports, and their fears have never before been so profound,” said Janna Anderson, professor of journalism and director of the Imagining the Internet Center.
The report found that 37 percent of respondents were more concerned than excited about the coming changes. Anderson told Pastis that the future impact depends on the “good or ill intent” of the next generation.
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Anderson is a top researcher and consultant on the future of digital life. As of early 2023, her h-index is 47. Other recent publications beyond “As AI Spreads, Experts Predict the Best and Worst Changes in Digital Life by 2035” include “The Metaverse in 2040″ and “The Future of Human Agency.” Along with her work as a professor and director of the Imagining the Internet Center, she serves as a senior contract researcher for Pew Research, co-leading Pew and Elon’s 19-year series of reports outlining thousands of experts’ predictions for the most likely future of digital life in coming decades.
She is the lead author of the “Future of the Internet” book series published by Cambria Press and author of the book “Imagining the Internet: Personalities, Predictions, Perspectives.” She has appeared as a speaker and expert on the future of information technologies at numerous international conferences, including World Future conferences, South By Southwest Interactive, Webcom, NextGov, MobilityShifts, Institute for the Future symposiums, the UN-facilitated Internet Governance Forum and the Metaverse Roadmap Project.