AI—Boon or Bane, Intelligent or Illusory?

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

November 2023 EDITORIAL
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These are the days of miracle and wonder. Don’t cry, baby, don’t cry. Don’t cry.— Paul Simon, “The Boy in the Bubble”, 1986.THE 1960S AND 70S were turbulent times culturally. At least that was what I thought when living through them. The youth revolution and the music revolution were going on. But more profoundly, underneath all this, the greatest disruption of all was creeping up on us—digital technology.First, we had 24-hour news channels, MTV, et cetera. Then came the internet,...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage: