Why transformative intelligence?
I describe my work along these lines, since I'm curious about the unquantifiable aspects of who we are. This phrase popped into mind as I was reading about artificial intelligence, and I thought, "Yes!" AI can only get us so far—speedy data-crunching doesn't guarantee us greater wisdom, fairness, or freedom.
We can build the sane, compassionate world we all want to live in. Our most important efforts in these regards won’t be found in competing for spirit-crushing jobs but in cultivating self-understanding and cooperation.
We can start by leveraging the value of being human and unquantifying our purpose. True worth can't be reduced to algorithms or GDPs, which are things that people invented. What really matters is our ability to transform ourselves and treat other people and the rest of life on this planet with respect and care.