An Anonymous Coward writes:
In this wide ranging interview, Steven Wolfram [creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha] talks about what he's been thinking about for the last 30+ years, and how some of the questions he's had for a long time are now being answered.
I looked for pull quotes, but narrowing down to just one or two quotes from a long interview seemed like it might send the SN discussion down a rabbit hole... if nothing else, this is a calm look at the same topics that have been all over the press recently from Hawking, Musk and others.
One interesting topic is about goals for AIs -- as well as intelligence (however you define it), we humans have goals. How will goals be defined for AIs? Can we come up with a good representation for goals that can be programmed?
Well, maybe where you are.
Go to northern Italy and they're as common as sparrows.This region [wikimedia.org] has them by the thousands. [googleusercontent.com] (orig) [wikipedia.org]
 The magic number as of this posting is "8,100".That's about 30 percent of their economy.
Here's another region with lots of worker co-ops [wikimedia.org] (chiefly fruit producers, wineries, and dairies).
One big reason co-ops are so big in Italy is that (decades ago) their politicians pulled their heads out of their asses.Professor of Economics Richard Wolff, PhD Discusses Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian Economic Theories (and Cooperatives) [googleusercontent.com] (orig) [counterpunch.org]
 You're looking for "the Marcora Law" near the bottom of the page.
I would mod you up, if I hadn't opened my big mouth!