Prefer IA to AI

A pair of papers from the earliest days of computing set up a cultural tension between intelligence augmentation (IA) and artificial intelligence (AI). As We May Think by Vannevar Bush. Computing Machinery and Intelligence by Alan Turing.

I strongly favor intelligence augmentation. All of our attempts at artificial intelligence seriously underestimate organic intelligence.


See also Law of Fluency. Expertise hides the effort in work. It is because experts make it look easy, that we are lulled into the illusion that we can make machines do it better.