Gene Tracy

Gene Tracy is chancellor professor of physics at William & Mary, Virginia. He is the author of Ray Tracing and Beyond: Phase Space Methods in Plasma Wave Theory (2014). He blogs about science and culture at The Icarus Question.

What Can We Afford to Forget If Machines Do Our Remembering?

Outsourcing our memories — or actually forgetting once-vital skills that no longer matter in our daily lives — has always been with humanity. But how does the drift to artificial intelligence reflect what’s always been the case versus what should be a special case?

4 years ago