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Mar 2, 2024

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big tech driving society towards a race to the bottom?  Mike Brooks, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and a licensed specialist in school psychology in Austin, Texas, joins Unlatched Mind to discuss.   The conversation includes the rapid pace of technological evolution, particularly focusing on AI's impact on society and individual well-being. They delve into issues like the overwhelming amount of digital content, the concept of 'want saturation', and the ethical considerations surrounding AI development and deployment. They express concerns about AI's optimization for profit over societal benefit and the potential for technology to exacerbate social divides and misinformation. The dialogue also touches on human adaptation to technological changes and the balance between technological advancement and human values.

They discuss how digital saturation affects human psychology and the ethical dilemmas posed by AI. They highlight concerns over AI's profit-driven motives and its potential to deepen societal divisions. Additionally, they contemplate the necessity for a balance between technological progress and maintaining core human values, emphasizing the importance of human connection in an increasingly digital world.   

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