Artificial Intelligence and Progress of Calculations

Take a stand on whether artificial intelligence points towards progress: progress in making the world a better place.

Do you agree with the claims that advances in calculative knowledge are advances in social, political, and ethical knowledge? Or do you agree more with statements like that AI is a radically different kind of knowledge, not progress towards a better world but simply the emergence of new epistemologies? Be specific about the confidence that you hold in calculative knowledge or the skeptical questions that you now want to pose to calculative knowledge. Are you more of an optimist when it comes to AI or more of a skeptic? Explain your answer, making sure to balance your conclusions in an “ambivalent” or big-picture way.