Technology isn’t good or bad. We are.

I recently asked ChatGPT 4o to create a realistic photo of two robots in the following scene. One is peacefully preparing food with a flint knife, the other is threatening the robot cook with another flint knife.

Why did I want to do this? To show that we have been using and misusing technologies since we invented the flint knife.

Using any technology responsibly is a matter of ethics, not technology. A knife doesn’t have moral agency. AI doesn’t have moral agency. We do.

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